Hong Kong running out of coffins, funeral industry says
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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