Hong Kong running out of coffins, funeral industry says
- By: Lokman YuenEdited by: Phoebe Law
Funeral Hung Hom Company has only enough coffins left for two or three days, Roy Fan, who works at the funeral home said. He said he hopes a new supply from the mainland will arrive soon.
Daily cremation has almost doubled because of Covid-19 deaths, he said.
“It is a big problem, “ he said. “Without coffins, other procedures will be affected,” said Fan, referring to funeral delays.
The government is working with the mainland to increase the supply, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said in a press conference on Wednesday, adding that she expected 730 coffins to arrive by Friday.
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