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Infection Prevention and Control for the safe management of a dead body in the context of COVID-19

This interim guidance is for all those, including managers of health care facilities and mortuaries, religious and public health authorities, and families, who tend to the bodies of persons who have died of suspected or confirmed COVID-19.

These recommendations are subject to revision as new evidence becomes available. Please refer to the WHO website for updates on the virus and technical guidance.