[Japon] Bodies stacking up at mortuaries as COVID-19 deaths surge
Auteurs : rédaction de The Asahi Shimbun
Production : The Asahi Shimbun
Diffusion : site anglais de Asahi shimbun, The Asahi Shimbun Asia&Japan Watch
Date : 5 septembre 2022
In mid-August, a cold storage facility in a mortuary at a funeral home in Tokyo area was filled with nine bodies, the maximum capacity. All the boards with the names of the deceased had the word “COVID,” as they were confirmed to have been infected with the novel coronavirus.
Source : « Bodies stacking up at mortuaries as COVID-19 deaths surge », The Asahi Shimbun, 05/09/2022. URL : https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14711281 (consulté le 16/09/2022)
Photo « à la une » : Coffins containing the bodies of people who died of COVID-19 are kept in a mortuary on Aug. 12. Each body was given postmortem care before cremation on the following day. Part of the image was modified. (Asahi shinbun – Tetsuro Takehana)