Catching covid-19 from the dead

I want to know if those who died from COVID-19 infection can still transmit the virus?

Goriola (by SMS)

A new report from Thailand has confirmed that even after death, COVID-19 could be contagious. According to the report, a forensic practitioner working in Bangkok, Thailand, most likely caught the virus from a deceased patient. It is believed that a dead body could be contagious for some hours if not days because the virus will still be in respiratory secretions, and potentially still reproducing in cells that haven›t yet died in the lungs. COVID-19›s possible longevity in the body may be problematic for people in the funerary industry.

In light of this finding, forensic scientists have been advised to take a number of precautions while examining the remains of COVID-19 patients. For instance, forensic professionals should wear protective gear, including a protective suit, gloves, goggles, a cap and a mask, they wrote. In addition, family members should maintain the required social and physical distancing precautions as well as all other hygienic procedures during and after the funeral.

 

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