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COVID-19 mortuary site on Wanstead Flats returns to nature

Wanstead-Flats-nowThe site will remain fenced off until summer 2021 to allow the wild flowers and grasses to grow

The temporary mortuary erected on Wanstead Flats at the height of the coronavirus pandemic has been removed and will become a new wild flower habitat.

“While coronavirus is likely to be with us for a long time and we mustn’t be complacent, the removal of the mortuary is a welcome sign of normal life beginning to return to our open spaces… The site will be sown in autumn and again next spring with a wild flower seed mix, including seeds collected from nearby areas of the forest,” said a City of London spokesperson.

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