Temporary mortuary is stark reminder of Covid-19 threat
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‘Many people are able to recover from catching the virus but there are many who sadly can’t. Hospitals and mortuaries are under increasing pressure and so it has been necessary to have a Temporary Place of Rest established in Aylesford.'
'The new variant of the virus is thought to be up to 70 percent more transmissible than we saw in the first wave of the pandemic. We now have nineteen symptom free testing sites across Kent and it is vital that we continue to identify anyone who tests positive in order that they can self-isolate and that we do everything we can to break the chain of transmission.
'I cannot urge people strongly enough that now, more than ever before during the course of this pandemic, we must all follow the guidance and stay at home unless we absolutely have to go out. We have to save lives, protect those that we love and relieve the overwhelming strain on the NHS and our care sector.'
Dignity and respect
Mike Hill, KCC Cabinet Member for Community and Regulatory Services, said:
‘Those found not adhering to the rules will be spoken to by police officers and where appropriate fines will be issued.'