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Duterte: Remains of COVID-19 cases undeclared by kin to be taken, burned


The families of suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases who have died but who refuse to declare the condition of their dead will have the remains taken from them and brought to the crematorium to be burned, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday night.

In his weekly address to the country amid the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon, Duterte ordered barangay chairpersons to determine the causes of death of those who lie in state in their respective communities.

"Ang problema natin yung not reported tapos namatay sa mga bahay-bahay at hindi ninyo alam COVID pala ang dahilan o ayaw ninyong sabihin kasi hindi kayo makapag-burol nang matagal o nahihiya kayo. Sa tatlong ito, ilagay mo talga ang bayan mo sa alanganin kaya hindi matapos ito kung gano'n," Duterte said.

"It behooves upon the barangay captain to see to it that kung sino yung namatay, siguraduhin lang pagsabi heart attack, kasi kung walang pinagsasabi, then testing kaagad. Yung pamilya mismo nung namatayan, testing kaagad," he added.

"At kung malaman ko na namatay sa corona, kunin ko yung patay at sa gusto ninyo o hindi, dalhin ko yan sa crematory, sunugin ko. Yan ang trabaho ko," Duterte said. -NB, GMA News