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Coronavirus: Temporary mortuary building at Airport
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May 13, 2020 A temporary mortuary site is being built at Birmingham Airport in preparation for an expected rise in coronavirus deaths, West Midlands Police have said.

It comes as Birmingham’s NEC and Manchester Central exhibition centres are set to be converted into temporary hospitals by mid-April if required, Sky News understands.

Work has begun on the mortuary site which will initially be able to accommodate 1,500 deaths before expanding to hold more.

It is expected the temporary site could ultimately accommodate all deaths across the West Midlands, including those not related to the coronavirus, as regional mortuaries may close due to staffing the new facility.

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