REPORT: Chilling images of makeshift morgue set up outside NYC hospital amid coronavirus pandemic
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A makeshift morgue has been set up outside a Manhattan hospital in a bid to handle any possible surge in coronavirus victims as the New York City death roll rose to 192 and officials warned the city’s morgues were nearing capacity.
Armed military personnel, NYPD and NYC Medical Examiner’s Office employees were spotted outside Manhattan’s Bellevue Hospital on Wednesday as crew members erected huge white tents as part of the makeshift facility.
The article goes on to state the following:
In addition to the dome-like tents, multiple refrigeration trucks were also lined up at the site in Midtown along 30th Street and the FDR Drive parkway.
As of Thursday night, the state of New York had a total of 38,977 confirmed cases of coronavirus, and 466 deaths.
Below are videos and photos showing the makeshift morgue and refrigerated trucks… waiting and ready outside the hospital.
The refrigerator trucks pic.twitter.com/KH1NfgKNqk
— Richard Hall (@_RichardHall) March 26, 2020
Refrigerator trailers outside Bellevue Hsp in NYC for a makeshift morgue. Is this enough for those who have been posting there hasn’t been enough death to warrant alarm?
The number of confirmed cases in the US surpassed 60,000, led by a continued surge of infections In NY. pic.twitter.com/YXwTtzBgUw
— Agnes Johnson (@ajohon) March 26, 2020
Workers are building a makeshift morgue outside of Bellevue Hospital to handle an expected surge in Coronavirus vin NYC 😳
Full Story: https://t.co/wtiFySUFa9
— Power 105.1 (@Power1051) March 26, 2020
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) March 25, 2020
Workers are erecting a makeshift morgue outside Bellevue Hospital, anticipating a surge of COVID-19 deaths https://t.co/jT0FgPadDm
— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) March 26, 2020
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