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Bodies pile up at crematorium in Germany’s virus scorching spot
MEISSEN, Germany — The caskets are stacked three excessive within the Meissen crematorium’s somber memorial corridor, piled up in empty places of work and saved in hallways. Many are sealed with plastic wrapping, others are labeled “infection risk,” “urgent” or just “Covid.”
A surge of coronavirus deaths on this nook of japanese Germany has boosted enterprise for crematorium supervisor Joerg Schaldach and his workers, however no one is celebrating.
“The situation is a little bit tense for us at the moment,” Schaldach mentioned as one other undertaker’s van pulled up outdoors.
The crematorium would usually have 70 to 100 caskets on web site presently of 12 months, when the flu season takes its toll on the aged.
“It’s normal for more people to die in winter than in summer,” said Schaldach. “That’s always been the case.”
Now he has 300 our bodies ready to be cremated and every day dozens extra are delivered to the modernist constructing on a hill overlooking Meissen, an historical city higher recognized for its delicate porcelain and spectacular Gothic fort.
On Monday, Meissen county as soon as once more took the undesirable lead in Germany’s Covid-19 tables, with an an infection price thrice the nationwide common. The state of Saxony, the place Meissen is situated, contains six of the ten worst-hit counties in Germany.
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