Against the backdrop of a severe epidemiological situation due to the coronavirus in New York City, the Pentagon sent a military funeral brigade of 42 soldiers to help the city authorities, reported CNN April 3.
“These well-trained professionals will assist New York City in its sad duty to properly treat the bodies of those who died during the pandemic,” it said.
It is noted that the 42 military of the 54th Flatmaster Company will help.
In addition, the channel previously reported that the Pentagon, at the request of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency, began to prepare 100 thousand bags for transporting the dead.
According to Johns Hopkins University, as of April 3, more than 266 thousand people were infected with coronavirus in the United States and more than 6.9 thousand died.