As covid deaths rise, Mozambican city expands morgue

The municipal authorities in Chimoio city in Mozambique have announced plans to expand the morgue at the main provincial hospital citing rising Covid-19 deaths.

City mayor João Ferreira has confirmed the expansion.

The project will include expanding the mortuary building and refrigeration capacity at a cost of $5,300 in Manica province‘s Chimoio provincial hospital.

The morgue that is managed by the municipality recently had its capacity increased from five to 60.

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The city has recently been reporting an average of five deaths everyday.

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