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Kung ayaw kanselahin ang permit! Isko Moreno warns funeral parlors vs. rejecting corpses

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Manila Mayor Isko Moreno has warned funeral parlors against turning away corpses which came from hospitals over fears of contracting the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

In a statement, Moreno said funeral parlors can’t use COVID-19 as an excuse to reject corpses because there is a protocol for handling persons who passed away due to infectious diseases.

“Nagnegosyo kayo, hanap-patay. May namatay, kunin n’yo. Bigyan n’yo ng maayos at disenteng serbisyo,” he said.

Moreno warned that funeral parlors which turn away corpses from hospitals are at risk of having their business permits cancelled.

“Sa lahat ng punerarya, ayokong may mauulit na insidente na may isang patay, habang nagdadalamhati ang pamilya nila dala ay siya n’yong aabusuhin ang kanilang kalugmukan. Huwag na huwag n’yong gagawin ‘yan sa panahong ito,” he said.