A coffin shop in Hung Hom. The city has been facing a shortage of coffins since factories in Guangdong province were ordered to close until February 10 to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: K.Y. Cheng A coffin shop in Hung Hom. The city has been facing a shortage of coffins since factories in Guangdong province were ordered to close until February 10 to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
A coffin shop in Hung Hom. The city has been facing a shortage of coffins since factories in Guangdong province were ordered to close until February 10 to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Coronavirus outbreak leaves Hong Kong funeral homes facing coffin shortage

  • City’s industry supplied by factories in Guangdong that were ordered to close to stop spread of virus
  • Hong Kong government had to step in but only enough coffins left to last until end of the month

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A coffin shop in Hung Hom. The city has been facing a shortage of coffins since factories in Guangdong province were ordered to close until February 10 to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: K.Y. Cheng A coffin shop in Hung Hom. The city has been facing a shortage of coffins since factories in Guangdong province were ordered to close until February 10 to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
A coffin shop in Hung Hom. The city has been facing a shortage of coffins since factories in Guangdong province were ordered to close until February 10 to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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