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Hong Kong Mortuaries Bring in Mobile Fridges as Deaths Surge

  • City brings in containers, taps private facilities for space
  • Deaths in under-vaccinated care homes climb as virus spreads
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Hong Kong’s mortuaries are so overwhelmed they’re deploying mobile refrigeration units to store bodies, as scenes reminiscent of the early days of the pandemic play out amid the city’s worst Covid-19 wave yet.

Photos taken at the Fu Shan Public Mortuary show four refrigerated units in a car park. Nearby, bags of ice are stacked next to an empty coffin.