UK Covid crisis: Temporary morgues in demand due to lack of space in mortuaries


The rising death toll in the UK has compelled British authorities to set up makeshift temporary morgues. Hospital morgues have already run out of space to accommodate more dead bodies and the quickest way to address it is through morgues that could just be taken down as soon as circumstances already warrant it.

New infections and increasing COVID-related deaths have caused a huge burden in the health system of the UK. In Surrey, which is located south of London, the mortuaries in hospitals have already reached their full capacity, which is at 600. Hence, local authorities opted to use temporary morgues to cater to additional bodies.