Novel coronavirus pneumonia has been abolished by the air quality regulatory agency, according to 19 daily reports in the US local media, which is due to the fact that the mortality rate of the new crown pneumonia has doubled and rapidly increased, and the backlog of the remains remains difficult to deal with.
Explaining its decision, the South Coast Air Quality Management District said that as of January 15, more than 2700 bodies had been stored in local medical institutions in Los Angeles County. Although the county’s 28 crematoria have the capacity to carry out more cremation, due to environmental regulations, most crematoria have set a ceiling on the number of cremation in the current month, and local environmentalists have been calling for restrictions on cremation for many years, saying that burning during cremation will release harmful substances.
The South China Sea coast air quality management department said that the cancellation of the restriction was issued at the request of the Los Angeles County medical laboratory office and the county public health department, which also believed that the excessive backlog of remains posed a potential threat to public health. (CCTV reporter Xu Xiao)