Covid deaths overwhelm Area 18 cemetery – LL City Council

The surge of Covid-19 deaths is causing delay to bury dead bodies at Lilongwe Area 18 cemetery because the city’s council has been using manual practices to do so.

Chome: Escallation of requests for burial services at  Area 18 Cemetery
The council has since been moved to augment the manual practices with mechanized equipment to speed up the burial processes.
Chief Executive Officer for Lilongwe City Council John Chome says in a notice that the new burial practice will commence on Tuesday, January 19, 2020.
“The Lilongwe City Council has noted the escallation of requests for burial services at its Area 18 Cemetery which is threatening to overwhelm our capacity. The council notes that funerals are having to wait for some time to be assisted.
“In order to overcome this, the Council has made the decision to augment the current manual practices with mechanized equipment to speed up the burial processes,” reads the notice.
Chome says the council will also increase hand washing stations and effect other management measures to avoid congestion at the cemetery.
Malawi is registering many Covid 19 deaths on daily basis and public hospitals are overwhelmed as oxygen cylinders are said to be in short supply.
Last week, two cabinet ministers died of the pandemic and some are in isolation.

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Julius
Julius
6 months ago

Close to 57yrs of independence eti? Population about 19million, Oxygen cylinders zusowa kuchipatala,

Child of God
Child of God
6 months ago

Great move. Long overdue, but still great. Now control the numbers attending burial. Sunday, 17th January was like a market day at Lizulu. Alarming.

Genghis Khan
6 months ago

Malawians we have to start cremations. Cities don’t have enough land for burials

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
6 months ago

zomwe zikanacitika mu zaka zapitazoooo.

PelomaPepe
PelomaPepe
6 months ago

Good move Mr Chime. This is the kind of help Malawians need in such dire situations. We’ll done!

Nocma
Nocma
6 months ago

Today was bad at the cemetery. I was there and witnessed the long queue of coffins to be buried. Covid is taking us people. Let’s all fight this war. Let us not focus on the negatives in social media. Lots of people dying of fear.

Shaman.13
6 months ago

Covid-19: The Movie: soon we will be overwhelmed. Very soon.

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