23 March 2020 – Prohibited certain funeral practices

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Physical distancing
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The French government required that bodies of people who die from COVID-19 be immediately placed in a coffin and sealed. Certain funeral practices, such as cleaning the body or displaying it in an open casket, are prohibited to prevent the spread of the virus from the deceased to their family members.
Full details here: https://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/affichTexte.do?cidTexte=JORFTEXT000041746694&categorieLien=cid