Disturbing videos posted online by different users paint a grim picture on how hospitals seem to be struggling to deal with dead bodies as they battle against the wave of coronavirus pandemic.
One video shows covered bodies on gurneys sitting on the sidewalk, while another shows body bags holding corpses being loaded into a trailer using a forklift outside a different hospital.
The video was reportedly captured in Brooklyn New York.
“This is real, y’all, this is for real,” a man can be heard saying in the video as he films the forklift outside Brooklyn Hospital Center in Fort Greene. “This is for real, this is real, this is right here in Brooklyn.”
The video shakes as he watches the forklift move toward the trailer.
“They’re putting the bodies into an 18-wheeler,” he says in the video. “Please stay inside, this is for real.”
The second video below was shared on Twitter by user ICE T
Very Sensitive Footage: Got this from a friend of a friend who’s company is renting refrigerated trucks to NYC.. If you still think this is a GAME? Stop it. This is as REAL as it gets.. Be safe people. ? pic.twitter.com/JB7GAmKP9G
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) March 30, 2020
New York City’s hospitals have been completely overwhelmed amid the outbreak of COVID-19, The Post reported.
Last week, two refrigerated trailers were seen at the site at 30th Street and the FDR Drive, along with a customized RV labeled “MOBILE COMMAND CENTER — MEDICAL EXAMINER.”
As of Monday afternoon, 1,218 people have died from coronavirus in New York state, the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, an increase from the 965 deaths on Sunday. In all, about 66,500 people have tested positive for coronavirus, over 9,500 people are currently hospitalized and 2,352 of them are being treated in the intensive care unit, he said.
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