The Osun State Government yesterday issued guidelines for burial rites, stating that person present at the ceremony must not exceed twenty.
The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prince Wole Oyebamiji, said the guidelines are to prevent community transmission of the Coronavirus.
The SSG further stated that the families of the deceased are expected to write a letter of application to hold the burial.
He said: “Families of the deceased are expected to inform the nearest Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of the date and venue of the burial. The Disease Surveillance and Notification Officer (DSNO) from the Local Government must supervise the burial.’’
“The family of the deceased must write an application letter which must be accompanied by a death certificate issued by a government hospital or a letter from the Ministry of Health, signed by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Health, State of Osun.”
“The letter must state the following; the deceased’s last address, cause of death, and a pledge by the family to abide by and follow the standard regulations set to guide against COVID-19 pandemic.”
In addition, all the twenty persons present at the burial must wear face masks, observe social distance and there must be the provision of sanitizer at the venue.