An ice rink in Madrid, Spain, has been turned into a morgue temporarily.
Spain is trying to cope with the rising number of deaths resulting from the rapid spreading of the Coronavirus outbreak.
Madrid’s regional president’s office told CNN the following yesterday, on the 24th of March, 2020:
The bodies of people who have passed away because of Covid-19 are now getting transported to the Palacio de Hielo; aka, Ice Palace, in Madrid’s Hortaleza neighborhood by Spain’s emergency military unit.
The regional government assured the people that this was just a “temporary and extraordinary measure” created to “lessen the pain of the families of the victims and the situation that’s being recorded in Madrid’s hospitals.”
Did you know that Spain is one of the top five countries that have the highest numbers of confirmed Coronaviruscases worldwide, coming in fourth place after China, Italy, and the United States?
The prime minster’s office said that Spain also placed at number three when it comes to the highest number of deaths. Spain has so far confirmed 39,673 Coronavirus cases and 2,696 death.
The Madrid municipal funeral service, which is a primary funeral service in Madrid, announced on Monday that they are going to stop collecting the bodies of those who died because of Covid-19.
This announcement was made because the Madrid local funeral service doesn’t have enough protective martial to protect their workers from handling Covid-19 victims.
What is going to happen to the bodies of the Covid-19 victims?