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Families can exhume and re-bury bodies of COVID-19 victims through court order

Contributed by NAMPA.

WINDHOEK, 18 FEB (NAMPA) – Families who want to exhume the remains of relatives who died of COVID-19 for reburial at places of origin, can approach the courts for permission.
Due to COVID-19 regulations, many people who died of the virus were buried in cemeteries closer to hospitals or the places where the death occurred. Families could only transport their loved ones’ remains to areas of origin or of their choice if the deceased was cremated at their cost.
This led to complaints from several ...