- The government has allegedly been giving families the wrong bodies to bury amid the Covid-19 pandemic
- With the virus resulting in the deaths of over 700 citizens and the bodies requiring special treatment, the situation has evidently created some confusion
- Families are prohibited from viewing bodies as a result of the contagious virus so it remains unknown how dire the situation is
Confusion reigns in South Africa as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to take its toll both on the government and citizens alike.
IOL reports that two families from the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal provinces have buried the wrong person.
Due to the highly contagious nature of the virus, families were prohibited from viewing the bodies as is normally the case.
The discovery was only made after one family reportedly insisted on viewing the body of their loved one.
The Chronicle reports that a Zimbabwean family was faced with a similar situation when their family member died in South Africa.
The body was eventually repatriated, a complicated business due to the lockdown, only for the family to discover the wrong person had been sent.
With funerals traditionally an extravagant send-off for a family member incurring numerous costs, the thought of accidentally burying the wrong person is a nightmare no one should have to endure.
Briefly.co.za reported that the Covid-19 lockdown has been facing immense legal backlash as numerous parties seek to have the regulations overturned.
Incidents like this will only serve to place more pressure on the public which is facing not only the financial strain of the virus but the loss of their loved ones as well.
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