FEMA sending refrigerator trucks to NYC to assist with influx of bodies during coronavirus pandemic

The federal government is deploying refrigerated trucks to act as interim mortuaries as New York City grapples with hundreds of coronavirus deaths.

Thomas Von Essen, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s regional administrator, announced the move during a Monday press conference with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. He also said the military is providing 42 people to the Manhattan Medical Examiner’s Office to assist.

“We are sending refrigeration trucks to New York to help with some of the problem on a temporary basis,” Von Essen said.

The announcement came the same
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