Crimean morgues cannot cope with the load due to the high mortality rate from Covid-19, informs “Kommersant” with reference to the acting Minister of Health of Crimea Konstantin Skorupsky.
As the official said at a briefing on the situation with the coronavirus, the regional authorities are forced to buy modular refrigerators in order to keep the dead “in more or less proper condition.” According to him, residents of Simferopol have repeatedly complained that they were given the bodies of deceased relatives in poor condition.
“Due to the increase in mortality, the load on all departments is increasing: both forensic and pathological. Now the option of purchasing modular refrigeration equipment is being worked out in order to unload the morgues and to keep the bodies of the deceased in more or less proper condition, ”the minister said.
On October 25, 655 new cases of the disease were detected in Crimea. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the number of people infected with COVID-19 has exceeded 92 thousand people, 2.9 thousand patients have died.
Earlier, the authorities of the republic announced non-working days with the preservation of salaries for employees of enterprises from October 30 to November 7. In addition, in Crimea, since October 25, mandatory QR codes have been introduced for checking into hotels and sanatoriums, visiting cinemas, shopping centers and cafes, and elderly people have been banned from leaving their homes.