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NYC preparing for temporary burials in city parks, official says

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

NEW YORK - Officials in New York City are considering temporarily burying caskets in parks if the city's cemeteries and morgues get overwhelmed by the rising number of coronavirus deaths, according to Mark Levine, the chairman of the New York City Council's health committee.
“NYC's healthcare system is being pushed to the limit. And sadly, now so is the city's system for managing our dead. And it, too, needs more resources,” Levine tweeted on Monday.
“Soon we'll start “temporary interment”. This likely will be done by using a NYC park for burials. Trenches will be dug for 10 caskets in a...
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A councilman said NYC is preparing a contingency plan to dig trenches in city parks '10 caskets in a line' to bury people who died of the coronavirus

A councilman said NYC is preparing a contingency plan to dig trenches in city parks '10 caskets in a line' to bury people who died of the coronavirus

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

New York City could start building trenches in a city park to bury the bodies of people who have died from COVID-19 as a contingency plan if the death rate doesn't drop soon, a city councilman said Monday.
"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," tweeted Mark Levine, the chair of the New York city council health committee.
He said hospital morgues typically hold around 15 corpses, and some hospitals have already used two or three additional freezers that can hold around 100 bodies each.
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