STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES FOR HANDLING BURIAL OF CORONA AFFECTED DEAD BODIES
The Sops, already notified for handling/ burial of Corona affected dead bodies, and Fatwa by Ulemas’ are hereby re-circulated for information and necessary compliance by all concerned (copy enclosed).
STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES FOR BURIAL OF BODIES
The Punjab government has issued standard operating procedures for burial of people dying from coronavirus.
Under the SoPs, a six-member health team will supervise the last rites all the way from quarantine to graveyard.
No one will be allowed to touch the body packed in a plastic bag and it will be placed in the grave using ropes.
Personal protective equipment is a must for officials and relatives taking part in the funeral.
Anything used by the victim would be discarded and isolation room washed with phenethylamine to stop spread of corona virus.
Authorities sent the copies of SoPs to commissioners, hospital heads and other departments concerned.
Another investigation analyzing air tests from emergency clinic wards with COVID-19 patients has discovered the infection can make a trip up to 13 feet (four meters) – double the separation current rules state individuals should leave between themselves in broad daylight.
The primer consequences of the examination by Chinese scientists were distributed Friday in Emerging Infectious Diseases, a diary of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
They include to a developing discussion how the illness is transmitted, with the researchers themselves forewarning that the little amounts of infection they found at this separation are not really irresistible.
The analysts, drove by a group at the Academy of Military Medical Sciences in Beijing, tried surface and air tests from an emergency unit a general COVID-19 ward at Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan.
They housed an aggregate of 24 patients between February 19 and March 2. They found that the infection was most vigorously focused on the floors of the wards, “maybe due to gravity and wind current making most infection beads buoy to the ground.”
High levels were likewise found on every now and again contacted surfaces like PC mice, trashcans, bed rails and door handles. “Besides, half of the examples from the soles of the ICU clinical staff shoes tried positive,” the group composed. “Accordingly, the soles of clinical staff shoes may work as bearers.”
Airborne risk? The group likewise took a gander at alleged vaporized transmission – when the beads of the infection are so fine they become suspended and stay airborne for a few hours, not at all like hack or sniffle beads that tumble to the ground in practically no time.
They found that infection loaded pressurized canned products were chiefly thought close and downstream from patients at up to 13 feet – however littler amounts were discovered upstream, up to eight feet. Enthusiastically, no individuals from the clinic staff were contaminated, “demonstrating that suitable safety measures could adequately forestall disease,” the creators composed.
They additionally offered counsel that bucks universal rules: “Our discoveries recommend that home detachment of people with suspected COVID-19 probably won’t be a decent control system” given the degrees of natural defilement. Aerosolization of the coronavirus is a petulant zone for researchers who study it since it isn’t clear how irresistible the ailment is in the small amounts found in ultra fine fog.
The World Health Organization has so far made light of the hazard. US well being specialists have embraced an increasingly wary line and encouraged individuals to cover their countenances when out in the open in the event that the infection can be transmitted through typical breathing and talking.