Madrid ice rink turned into morgue because of coronavirus

Madrid ice rink turned into morgue because of coronavirus




An ice rink inside a Madrid shopping center was on Monday became a temporary morgue on Monday to take care of a rise in deaths in the Spanish funding due to the coronavirus, regional officials claimed.

The ice rink at the Palacio de Hielo, or Ice Palace, shopping center– which according to its website has the capability for 1,800 skaters– will certainly be made use of “to keep bodies”, a spokesperson for Madrid city hall told AFP.

The coronavirus casualty in Spain, among the worst-hit countries worldwide, rose to 2,182 on Monday after 462 people died within 24 hours. The Madrid area accounts from over fifty percent of the deaths until now.

Previously on Monday Madrid town hall claimed the city’s 14 public burial grounds would stop to accept even more bodies because personnel there did not have ample protective gear.




” Prep work have actually started to ensure that the installments delivered by the Ice Royal residence can get bodies, as well as facilitate the job of funeral services when faced with this extraordinary circumstance,” the regional federal government of Madrid claimed in a declaration.

This improvisated morgue will begin being utilized “in the coming hours,” it added.

” This is a momentary as well as phenomenal action which aims to mitigate the pain of the relative of the victims as well as the situation health centers in Madrid are facing.”

The mall is located in Madrid’s northern Hortaleza neighbourhood, not far from the Ifema congress centre which has been exchanged a field hospital for coronavirus people that will certainly have a total of 5,500 beds.

Under an agreement gotten to by the regional federal government of Madrid and also the defence ministry on Friday, soldiers have actually started to help transfer the remains of individuals who passed away from the infection to morgues.




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