By Azer Parrocha  March 25, 2020, 7:17 pm

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will provide a PHP25,000-“funeral support fund” to indigents who suffered from COVID-19, whether confirmed cases or persons under investigation (PUI).

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles reiterated that funeral and interment services are still allowed to remain operational despite the quarantine under the guidelines issued by the Inter-agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases.

According to him, local government units will be tapped to provide funeral service facilities to handle the remains of COVID-19 cases.