The temporary mortuary has opened in Ruislip, similarly to the last spring, as areas across London continue to face devastating coronavirus death tolls.
Located near Breakspear Crematorium which opened last month and can hold up to 1,300 bodies and has been described as a “sobering reminder” of how the COVID-19 has impacted thousands of lives across the country.
Westminster City Council chief executive Stuart Love said: “From my point of view, we have built this really hoping it doesn’t get used to its capacity.
“This really is a visual, sobering reminder that we are still in the midst of a severe pandemic. We want to give people hope but we are not there yet.
“This just re-emphasises the message of staying at home and looking after your loved ones.”
The opening of the mortuary followed an announcement from The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan who declared a ‘major incident’ across the capital.
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