FEMA sends refrigerator trucks to NYC to serve as temporary mortuaries for deceased coronavirus patients

New York Mayor Monthly bill de Blasio

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The Federal Emergency Administration Company is sending fridge trucks to New York Metropolis to provide as momentary mortuaries for deceased coronavirus sufferers, Thomas Von Essen, the agency’s regional administrator, claimed Monday.

“We are sending refrigeration vans to New York to support with some of the trouble on a temporary basis,” he said at a press convention with Mayor Bill de Blasio as area officials welcomed the Naval professional medical ship the USNS Consolation to New York Town. Von Essen reported the military has presented 42 people today to the Manhattan Clinical Examiner’s Office where by there is a “desperate require” for help in Queens. 

Van Essen, when requested whether or not Madison Square Backyard would be transformed into a temporary mortuary, dominated out that idea. 

As of Sunday night, area health and fitness officials verified more than 33,400 verified COVID-19 scenarios in New York City by yourself, comprising nearly a quarter of all situations in the U.S.

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