The families of victims of COVID-19 will be allowed 24 hours to plan and attend their funeral, the Ministry of Health has announced.
“From here on out, family members of people who died from COVID-19 will have 24 hours chance to bury their loved ones,” the ministry said. “It will also be possible for a funeral to be held in churches with the same regulations occurring in churches currently.”
The decision to expand funeral services comes after a re-evaluation by WHO in regards COVID-19 burial guidelines, with the previous rules now being updated with this new provision.
Malta will be adopting the new burial guidelines; the island has followed international burial protocol since the outbreak of the pandemic.