Month-Long Wait for Ashes: Shanghai Funeral Home

NTD Newsroom
By NTD Newsroom
February 7, 2023China in Focus

New evidence is calling Beijing’s latest virus death count into question. China’s CDC added more than 3,000 to the country’s COVID-19 death toll. That was during the week from Jan. 27 to Feb. 2. The figure brings the country’s official total to over 82,000.

But a survey by the Epoch Times shows that actual deaths in just one city may far exceed that number.

The report cites 15 funeral homes in Shanghai that run at least 80 cremation furnaces. With 33 bodies cremated per furnace per day, there were at least 160,000 local deaths in the 60 days after China’s zero-COVID policy was lifted, without counting the unburned bodies piling up at funeral homes.

The largest crematorium in Shanghai told NTD that it now takes more than a month before ashes are ready for pickup.


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