What happens to the body if you die from coronavirus?

Mourning – In this epidemic of coronavirus, those who care for our loved ones at their death are exposed head-on to the risk of infection. Undertakers, thanatopractors, crematorium operators are obliged to take special sanitary measures. However, the procedure has recently been relaxed by the government.

recommendations of the High Council for Public Health (HCSP) of February 18 wanted to be radical, in order to avoid any contamination of professionals as well as families. “data-reactid =” 24 “> No funeral care, no mortuary toilet, the body deposited in a cover, an immediate setting in beer and a closing of the coffin without presentation to the family … recommendations of the High Council for Public Health (HCSP) of February 18 were intended to be radical, in order to avoid any contamination of professionals and families.

“These are measures applied in the event of very infectious diseases such as the plague, cholera or rabies, which we never see,” says Didier Kahlouche, co-president of the Confederation of Undertakers and Marble (CPFM) . Of course, wearing a mask, goggles, a gown and gloves.

Covid-19, the body is identified by the medical personnel and the family cannot see it before it is buried or cremated, which can be very hard to accept ”, recognizes the professional, who however recommends this solution, only way according him “to protect everyone.” “data-reactid =” 26 “>“ In the event of a death in the hospital of Covid-19, the body is identified by the medical personnel and the family cannot see it before it is buried or cremated, which can be very hard to accept ”, recognizes the professional, who however recommends this solution, only way according him “to protect everyone.”

Except that in a new opinion dated March 24, which renders the previous obsolete, the HCSP reduced these health measures, which it described as “maximalist”.

Mortuary toilet again authorized

In these new recommendations, the funeral toilet, which consists of making up, dressing, closing the mouth and eyes of the deceased, is again authorized for contaminated people. Ditto for ritual or religious toilets, like that practiced in Islam.

Relatives can now see the deceased before the coffin is closed. “It is allowed to half-open the cover to reveal the face, while leaving …

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