Covid-19 deaths: Remains allowed to be buried: PM

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People who die of COVID-19 would be allowed to be buried, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said today.

The Prime Minister said this in parliament in response to a question raised by SJB MP S.M. Marikkar.

MP Marikkar said State Minister Sudarshani Fernandopulle, who responded to a question raised by MP Rohana Bandara, told Parliament yesterday that COVID19 is not transmitted through water.

He asked the Prime Minister if the remains of those who die of COVID-19 would be allowed to bury at least now.

The Prime Minister responded and said “We will allow the bodies to be buried,” he said.