RSG Releases New Guidelines For Burials

…Health Ministry To Receive Application Before Any Burials

The Rivers State Executive Council has approved guidelines for public burials in the state during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Those who may want to bury their loved ones would apply to the Ministry of Health and pick up a booklet containing guidelines, the guidelines detail the conditions to be met and sanctions for those who may default.

The Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communications,Pastor Paulinus Nsirim while briefing the press after the State Executive Council Meeting on Thursday 4th Of June 2020 said the detailed Information which is available at the Ministry will guide the public on the new rules.

It would be recalled that on May 28th 2020,a Burial Committee for Covid-19 was set up by the RSG.

The Rivers State Government had set up the committee to work out modalities for those that would want to bury their dead during the period​ of the pandemic.

Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim had in a statement said the Committee is headed by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Tammy Danagogo.

Other members of the committee include the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Prof. Zacchaeus Adangor; Commissioner for Special Duties, Dr. Thomas Bariere; Commissioner for Youths, Mr. Prince Ohia and the Special Adviser to the Governor on Special Projects, Mr. Dax Kelly.

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