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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

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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NYC to begin burying bodies in mass graves in city parks as coronavirus surges

NYC to begin burying bodies in mass graves in city parks as coronavirus surges

1 month ago   |   By Metro

A NYC councilman said the city is preparing to bury bodies in trenches dug in city parks as the coronvirus crisis overwhelms morgues and hospitals.
Mass graves are being dug in New York City as the city's rising coronavirus death toll overwhelms morgues and hospitals, health officials said.
On Monday, New York City Council Health Committee chair Mark Levine wrote in a tweet thread: ‘Soon we'll start “temporary interment.” This likely will be done using a NYC park for burials. '
‘Trenches will be dug for 10 caskets in a line. It will be done in a dignified, orderly - and temporary...
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