The wave of COVID-19 in China: the dead do not have time to be cremated, the system is paralyzed (video)
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According to unconfirmed reports, due to overloaded crematoriums in China, people had to burn the body of a deceased relative right in the courtyard of the house .
Crematoria in China are unable to cope with the increased workload due to the outbreak of coronavirus infection. It is reported by Bloomberg.
Officials in the Longhua District of Shenzhen, China, said over the weekend that local crematoria had received more than 500 bodies for cremation, five times the normal load.
The same is happening in other cities. Residents of Shanghai said that the body of an elderly woman was in the house for five days before a hearse arrived.
“We were lucky that the winter was cold,” said a relative.
Po according to unconfirmed reports, due to overloaded crematoria, people had to burn the body of a deceased relative right in the courtyard of the house.
It is reported that the cost of cremation in Shanghai has increased to $ 4,350.
“The entire system is paralyzed” ,” a local crematorium worker said, adding that people are overwhelmed.
A similar picture is seen in funeral homes across China. But only the endless lines of grieving relatives and exhausted crematorium staff can give a real idea of China's Xi Jinping administration has officially confirmed only about ten deaths since easing restrictions in December.