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Coronavirus: Special body recovery teams set up for those who die at home

Special body recovery teams have begun work to deal with suspected coronavirus victims who die in their homes.

Small units of police, fire and health service staff will confirm death and the identity of the dead and remove their bodies to a mortuary.

Known as Pandemic Multi-Agency Response Teams, or PMART, they will be dispatched when victims die outside hospitals and there is a high probability they had COVID-19.

The teams have been set up, initially in London, to relieve pressure on hospitals overwhelmed with coronavirus emergency cases.

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Source: Sky News, 1 April 2020


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