Thailand recorded first incident of the deadly coronavirus being transmitted from a dead body to a medical professional.
This development exposes greater risk for crematorium workers during the pandemic.
The finding was reported by BuzzFeed News according to reports.
It citied the Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine study, which was released on Sunday last.
This is the first report on COVID -19 infection and death among medical personnel in a forensic medicine unit.
The study stated forensic medicine personnel have a lesser chance of coming into contact with infected patients.
It added that there is a probability that they can come in contact with ‘biological samples and corpses’.
However, still not much is known about how long the novel coronavirus can live in dead bodies.
Experts feel given how there is a surge in mass burials of the deceased, medical professionals managing the remains of the patients need to be provided with protective equipment.
Thailand on Tuesday reported 34 fresh coronavirus cases and the death of a 52-year-old female bus driver in Bangkok.
Thailand has so far recorded 2,613 cases and 41 deaths since the outbreak intensified in January.
About 1,405 patients have recovered and returned to their homes.