The ICRC has been providing support to the Government of the Philippines to handle COVID-19 and it extends its gratitude and appreciation to religious leaders, traditional customs leaders and community leaders who have actively participated in delivering important messages related to COVID-19 guidelines on management of the dead for Christian burials.

To clarify some of the key messages that have been circulated, this document contains a summary of information related to Management of the Dead with COVID-19 which we compiled based on references from authorities, international agencies, Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, and the recommendations from the ICRC Forensic Unit.

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