New York City have announced the city’s morgues are almost full and they might be forced to buy bodies temporarily in a park.
The city council health committee said morgues are dealing with the “equivalent of an ongoing 9/11,” over the spread of coronavirus.
Mark Levine said, “Trenches will be dug for 10 caskets in a line.
He said on Twitter, “It will be done in a dignified, orderly – and temporary – manner. But it will be tough for NYers to take.”
Some 80 refrigerated lorries are almost full and morgues which hold around 15 bodies are full.
Levine added, “It’s not just deaths in hospitals which are up. On an average day before this crisis there were 20-25 deaths at home in NYC.
“Now in the midst of this pandemic the number is 200-215.
“The goal is to avoid scenes like those in Italy, where the military was forced to collect bodies from churches and even off the streets.”
The location of the park earmarked, has not been revealed and the New York Mayor, Bill de Blasio said, “I don’t want to go into detail because I don’t think it’s a great thing to be talking about publicly.”
The USA have 368,449 known cases of coronavirus, with 10,993 dead, and 19,919 people have fully recovered. New York City have almost 3,500 patients who have died.