A deadly outbreak of the corona virus this year in Hong Kong has killed about 6,000 people, while the city’s traditional wooden coffins are being depleted.
Officials rushed to order more, claiming that 1,200 coffins had arrived last week and that more would come later.
Space controls have made cremation a common practice on the island’s densely populated land, beyond China’s mainland.
Coffins are usually made of wood or an alternative, but to cope with the shortage of coffins for the large number of “Govit 19” victims, some companies now offer eco-friendly cardboard coffins.
According to “Sky News Arabia”, “Life Art Asia” provided coffins of cardboard boxes made of recycled fibers, and designs could be engraved from the outside.
At its plant in Aberdeen, south of Hong Kong, the company can produce up to 50 coffins a day.
Hong Kong has recorded an average of about 200 deaths a day in the past week as many residents die from the virus, especially the elderly who have not been vaccinated.
Large numbers of virus-infested mortuaries are overflowing, and refrigerated containers are now being used to store bodies temporarily.
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