ICMR on Covid-19: can't declare dead bodies non-infective

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ICMR on Covid-19: can't declare dead bodies non-infective

May 20, 2020 14:50 IST

The survival of coronavirus gradually decreases with time in a dead body, as per scientific literature till now, though there is no specific duration to declare a body as non-infective, the ICMR has said. The apex medical body said it is advisable to adopt the necessary precautions and a non-invasive autopsy technique while handling the body. The ICMR further said that there should be dedicated hospital staff for the transfer of such bodies to the mortuary.

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