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UK: Graves prepared as contingency measure at Manchester cemetery

United Kingdom, Manchester
April 08, 2020 at 17:09 GMT +00:00 · Published

As many as 16 new graves have been dug as a contingency measure at Manchester's Southern Cemetery over the last few days. The graves were prepared due to fears over staffing levels amid the coronavirus outbreak, according to the local council.

Southern Cemetery is in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, South Manchester and is one of the biggest in the region. The footage filmed directly at the cemetery shows multiple mounds of earth that have been prepared next to many open graves in the eastern part of the cemetery.

A local council spokesperson said that the graves were prepared ahead of time just in case workers at the cemetery had to self-isolate. They have also not been dug specifically for COVID-related fatalities, the spokesperson added.

The United Kingdom has over 60,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus thus far, while 7,097 have died after testing positive for the disease.

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As many as 16 new graves have been dug as a contingency measure at Manchester's Southern Cemetery over the last few days. The graves were prepared due to fears over staffing levels amid the coronavirus outbreak, according to the local council.

Southern Cemetery is in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, South Manchester and is one of the biggest in the region. The footage filmed directly at the cemetery shows multiple mounds of earth that have been prepared next to many open graves in the eastern part of the cemetery.

A local council spokesperson said that the graves were prepared ahead of time just in case workers at the cemetery had to self-isolate. They have also not been dug specifically for COVID-related fatalities, the spokesperson added.

The United Kingdom has over 60,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus thus far, while 7,097 have died after testing positive for the disease.

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