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New York City Burying Coronavirus Dead In Hart Island Potter's Field

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New York City Burying Coronavirus Dead In Hart Island Potter's Field

New York City Burying Coronavirus Dead In Hart Island Potter's Field

New York City officials have hired contract laborers to bury the dead in its potter’s field on Hart Island.

The decision was made as the city’s daily death rate from the coronavirus pandemic continues to soar.

Historically Hart Island has been used to bury those with no known next of kin or for those unable to afford an alternative.

The island sits to the east off the city’s Bronx borough and is accessible only by boat.

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Maccabeus - CEDM Recording Artist 🇻🇦 🇺🇸 @c_legoz1204 Yes and no. It's for poor people. But they are burying over a hundred a day there. The city's own abil… https://t.co/wHWBNMNE8N 2 days ago

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Peter T Hughes RT @ABC: New York City will freeze the bodies of COVID-19 victims rather than burying them on Hart Island, the potter field long used as a… 4 days ago

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Anastasis @cnalive When is New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio going to apologize for the thousands of dead homeless he’s bury… https://t.co/UNb23Ywu0d 5 days ago

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Mandy Salazar New York City has been burying some people who died of coronavirus at the Hart Island potter’s field. If a decedent… https://t.co/khroibuOss 1 week ago

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Clément Joubert RT @CBSNews: Drone video shows workers wearing personal protective equipment burying bodies in a trench on New York City's Hart Island http… 1 week ago

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Jimi Devine Prisoners are now burying NYC coronavirus victims at Hart Island. When the first trench footage came out a few week… https://t.co/SMCVM9nnHA 1 week ago


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