Coronavirus live updates: India’s recovery rate at 68% as 13.8L beat Covid

Coronavirus live updates: India’s recovery rate at 68% as 13.8L beat Covid

The Karnataka government has simplified its guidelines on the handling of Covid-19 victims’ bodies, allowing families to perform religious rituals.

Hospitals, according to the guidelines, have to give them the dos and don’ts about the protocol in two languages. Reiterating that the body should be handed over in a dignified manner immediately after death, the guidelines say hospitals must use a clean, transparent, leakproof, zipper body bag. While the body per se is not infectious, the government said secretions from orifices are infectious and precautions should be taken.

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