After an evaluation process by the World Health Organisation of the guidelines regarding the burial process of COVID-19 victims, which led to a revision of the process, Malta is also revising this process, following an internal evaluation.
From now on, relatives of COVID-19 victims, will be given 24 hours to duly bury their loved ones. A funeral service will now be allowed in churches and places of worship, following the same mitigation measures which are applicable in these places.
This was announced in a statement by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health. The statement said that since the beginning of the pandemic Malta has always followed the guidelines as given by the World Health Organisation and the ECDC, adding that this also applies to the burial process.
Meanwhile, Malta has registered its 43rd COVID-19 death earlier this morning.