By Lizzie Day • 06 April 2020 • 20:32
As the death toll continues to rise in America, New York City Council Health Committee chair Mark Levine has confirmed parks in New York City will be used for burials.
He tweeted: ‘Soon we’ll start “temporary interment.” This likely will be done using a NYC park for burials. (yes you read that right.)’
‘Trenches will be dug for 10 caskets in a line. It will be done in a dignified, orderly – and temporary – manner. But it will be tough for NYers to take.’
‘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.’
New York state death toll has surpased 123,000.
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