Covid-19: Ekiti Task Force Gives Guidelines For Admitting Corpses into the State
The Ekiti State COVID-19 Response Task Force has given some laid down guidelines for admitting corpses into the state during this Coronavirus pandemic period.
This was contained in a release signed by the coordinator of the response task force, Professor Bolaji Aluko in Ado-Ekiti today.
According to the release, anyone bringing in corpse into the state must, "get a death certificate indicating that the deceased did not die from Covid-19 - and any other relevant details. (Note: corpses of Covid-19 deceased are NOT allowed to be transported across borders at this time.)
"Bring or Scan the certificate to the Ministry of Health (eg to Commissioner for Health Dr. Mojisola Yaya Kolade on 08162961640 and/or to PS. Dr. Olomojobi on (08033881226)) Be sure that you have the original certificate on hand throughout the journey.
"Also Inform the MHHS ahead of time about .border port of entry into Ekiti State and day and approximate time of day that the hearse or ambulance will get there.
"A letter will be issued by MHHs to cover the process of bringing in the corpse, and of the burial itself. A call can be put to MHHS from the border security post if necessary.
It further stated that, "It is advised that Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays - the free movement days under the current Guidelines - are the best days for corpse movement. The burial must follow gathering size and social distancing rules.
"It must be ensured that there is no unusual convoy of vehicles and people accompanying the corpse, otherwise many of the vehicles and people might be turned back at the border post"