Head of the Ebola Body Management Team, Ciatta Bishop
Liberia Cremates 1,700 Ebola Victims
By Winnie Dixon/LINA
MONROVIA, October 27 (LINA) -The head of the Ebola Body Management Team, Ciatta Bishop, has disclosed that about 1,700 bodies have been cremated since the process began in early August.
“Even though the practice is not common in Liberia, it is now the safest way of burying Ebola bodies,” she added.
Speaking during the Information Ministry’s daily Ebola briefings Monday, Bishop said the ashes of some cremated bodies were turned over to relatives upon their request.
According to Bishop, about 30 persons are cremated at a time and labeled by names so that their families would easily identify them when paying their respects, like on Decoration Day.
She said the cremation, which is done in Boys’ Town, Lower Marshall, in Margibi County, further ensures that everyone is protected against contracting the disease which spreads upon contact with a dead person.