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Temporary mortuary facilities built on a section of Wanstead Flats

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A temporary mortuary has been erected on Wanstead Flats in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The London Resilience Forum, which manages emergency preparedness for London, was responsible for its design and construction.

The Coronavirus Act 2020 gave the government the power to demand the City of London Corporation – which owns the land – provide the site for this purpose.

The land will be reinstated once the crisis ends. The facility will act as a holding point for bodies until cremation or burial takes place.

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