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Kenya Reviews Burial Protocols for COVID-19 Victims as 9 More Die

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Kenya has reviewed its COVID-19 burial protocols, to allow more participation from family members, unlike before when they had limited participation with the ceremony being dominated by health officials.

In the reviewed protocols, the Ministry says health officials will no longer be dressed in full personal protective equipment while conducting a burial ceremony for a COVID-19 victim.

Health Chief Administrative Secretary Mercy Mwangangi says health officials will only be present to guide the process and ensure safety.

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Family members have however been asked to exclude vulnerable persons in graveside rites and also ensure that they maintain hygiene and social distancing during the ceremonies.

The country’s COVID-19 death toll also rose to 659 after 9 more virus-related fatalities were reported over the past 24 hours. 

Speaking during a regular COVID-19 media briefing , Health chief administrative secretary Mercy MwangangI also noted that the number of coronavirus cases reported in the country since March rose to 37,218 after 139 cases were recorded out of 1774 samples were analyzed. 

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