Death to burial - Covid-19 risks
9 Jun 2020 - 14:00
University of Cape Town (UCT) forensic scientist Dr Marise Heyns has been travelling the length and breadth of the Western Cape province, training organisations on how to manage human remains in the context of the virus.
For Heyns, lockdown has meant four wheels, a road map app and food on the move (padkos). Having volunteered to assist the state Forensic Pathology Services (FPS) at the start of lockdown, Heyns took over some of their training sessions in the Western Cape in April. The province has the country’s highest reported infection and mortality rates.