Cemetery association warns of increase in demand for burial services

Cemetery association warns of increase in demand for burial services #eNCA

2020-04-06 06:20:00 PM

Cemetery association warns of increase in demand for burial services eNCA

The South African Cemeteries Association is urging municipalities to prepare for a rise in fatalities and to identify burial places.

"We issued a guideline to municipalities advising them to get prepared," said association chairperson Pepe Dass.READ:SA lockdown: Cogta announces changes to funeral regulationsThe association also says alternative burial methods must be looked at and warns that the country needs to prepare for an increase in coronavirus fatalities.

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"There's not enough information on how long the virus lasts and with regards to burial. What we anticipate is that the bodies will be in plastic. We have to treat bodies as a potential for infection," he added.- Coronavirus Hotline Number: 0800 029 999 from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday

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