New York considers mass grave in park for virus victims

Article Link: https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2020/04/06/new-york-considers-mass-grave-in-park-for-virus-victims.html

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New York City officials are starting to lay chilling contingency plans if deaths from the coronavirus outbreak begin to overwhelm the capacity of morgues: temporarily burying the dead in one of the city’s public parks. Mark Levine, chairman of the city council health committee, said the office of the chief medical examiner was looking into creating temporary mass graves in a public park as it confronts the possibility that deaths from the coronavirus outbreak may soon exceed the capacity of city and hospital morgues. Levine declined to say which park was under consideration, noting only that it would likely have to be a large one “out of the way of the public.”