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USA: Funeral services overwhelmed as coronavirus deaths top 4,000 in NYC00:57

USA: Funeral services overwhelmed as coronavirus deaths top 4,000 in NYC

United States, New York City
April 08, 2020 at 18:27 GMT +00:00 · Published

Funeral services in New York City are reportedly struggling to cope with the spike in deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, as the death toll in the city passed 4,000 on Wednesday.

Footage shows vans arriving and leaving Schaefer Funeral Home and Islamic International Funeral Services in Brooklyn, with signs outside the building reading, "Due to the coronavirus there is absolutely no families allowed in the building. We are more than happy to serve you by phone, we apologise for any inconvenience."

New York City's chief medical examiner's office has reportedly deployed 45 emergency mobile morgues with able to handle a total of 3,500 bodies at a time.

Confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States topped 400,000 on Wednesday, over 140,000 of them being in New York state. More than 13,000 people have died after testing positive for the disease so far.

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Funeral services in New York City are reportedly struggling to cope with the spike in deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, as the death toll in the city passed 4,000 on Wednesday.

Footage shows vans arriving and leaving Schaefer Funeral Home and Islamic International Funeral Services in Brooklyn, with signs outside the building reading, "Due to the coronavirus there is absolutely no families allowed in the building. We are more than happy to serve you by phone, we apologise for any inconvenience."

New York City's chief medical examiner's office has reportedly deployed 45 emergency mobile morgues with able to handle a total of 3,500 bodies at a time.

Confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States topped 400,000 on Wednesday, over 140,000 of them being in New York state. More than 13,000 people have died after testing positive for the disease so far.

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