17 April 2020 – Government prohibits cremation of unidentified victims of COVID-19

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Regulatory change
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Health

Overview: Agreement prohibiting the incineration of unidentified and unidentified unclaimed bodies who died as a result of the disease COVID-19 and measures to record deaths in the context of the health emergency
Full details here: https://www.dof.gob.mx/nota_detalle.php?codigo=5591880&fecha=17/04/2020

Type of Justification: Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation
Evidence/Justification: WHO recommendations do not consider body incineration mandatory