COVID-19: Dead Bodies Not Infectious, 5G not Responsible for COVID-19 — WHO

World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that dead bodies of COVID-19 victims would generally not be infectious; except in cases of hemorrhagic fevers such as Ebola or Marburg. WHO said this in its interim guidance on infection prevention and Control for safe management of a dead body in the context of COVID-19.

It said that only the lungs of patients with pandemic influenza, if handled improperly during an autopsy, could be infectious.

WHO in a statement on Friday debunked the myth, adding that COVID-19 was spread through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes or speaks.

“People can also be infected by touching a contaminated surface and then their eyes, mouth or nose,” it added.

WHO debunked the believe that COVID-19 was spreading because of 5G. Adding that many countries that do not have 5G mobile networks have also be battling with the spread of COVID-19.


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