A see of a healthcare staff attending to a individual at Elmhurst Healthcare facility Centre in the Queens borough of New York City on March 27, 2020.
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The Pentagon is making an attempt to obtain100,000 physique bags for federal crisis management officers in preparing of an expected enhance in the quantities of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, a new report claimed Wednesday.
Bloomberg News claimed, citing sources, that the Pentagon currently has 50,000 physique bags that it will commence tapping to fulfill the request from the Federal Unexpected emergency Management Agency, but that Protection officers are making an attempt to obtain double that amount of new bags to fulfill FEMA’s request.
“The Protection Logistics Agency would not yet have a distinct delivery day request from FEMA but the company wants them as soon as they are ready, and the Pentagon is near to agreement with its current contractor on the quantities and time strains,” Bloomberg noted, citing one of its sources.
The Protection Division experienced no rapid remark when contacted by CNBC.
White Household officers claimed Tuesday that an approximated 100,000 to 240,000 are probably to die in coming months from COVID-19, even with mitigation and therapy initiatives.
– More reporting by Amanda Macias
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