Coronavirus: Hong Kong public hospitals to store corpses in private mortuaries, crematoriums extend service hours amid rising deaths

Mar 1, 2022 | INVESTING

Hong Kong public hospitals will begin storing corpses in private mortuaries in a bid to ease the pressure on overwhelmed morgues due to surging Covid-19 deaths, while crematoriums have extended their service hours to cope with a backlog.Health authorities said on Tuesday that a contingency plan had been drawn up as many mortuaries had already reached their capacity, while some corpses were kept temporarily at accident and emergency departments.“Diamond Hill Funeral Parlour run by Tung Wah Group…

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