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NYC’s grim contingency as coronavirus deaths rise: Temporary mass burials

NYC’s grim contingency as coronavirus deaths rise: Temporary mass burials

ABC News(NEW YORK) — The rising death toll from coronavirus in New York has city leaders contemplating temporary mass burials for patients who die from the infection.“If we need to do temporary burials to be able to tie this over, to pass the crisis, and then to work with each family on their appropriate arrangements,…

Son pays tribute to ‘blue-collar’ dad who doctors say died due to COVID-19

Son pays tribute to ‘blue-collar’ dad who doctors say died due to COVID-19

iStock(NEW YORK) — John Pijanowski was not able to be with his dad, Donald John Pijanowski, in his final moments because doctors said the elder Pijanowski had COVID-19, the novel coronavirus.Pijanowski, a University of Arkansas professor, was also separated from his four brothers, who all live in different cities and, because of COVID-19 concerns, could…

Family’s adoption ceremony done via conference call due to coronavirus

Family’s adoption ceremony done via conference call due to coronavirus

iStock(NEW YORK) — As offices adjust amid the COVID-19 pandemic, courtrooms are one of many workplaces that have had to get inventive when it comes to getting their important and life-changing work done.The Parsons family has been anxiously awaiting the day they could celebrate their growing family with an official court adoption. Because of the…

Coronavirus live updates: Over 10,000 dead in US

Coronavirus live updates: Over 10,000 dead in US

narvikk/iStock(NEW YORK) — A global pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed at least 10,335 people in the United States.The U.S. is, by far, the hardest-hit country with more than 347,000 diagnosed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and…

Widow begs public to stay home during coronavirus after husband’s death

Widow begs public to stay home during coronavirus after husband’s death

Kameleon007/iStock(DETROIT) — A Detroit bus driver who urged his community to take coronavirus precautions seriously died of the virus, and now his family has extended his battle cry.”I promise you, you do not want to be the person sitting right here right now trying to make funeral arrangements for your loved,” Desha Johnson-Hargrove told ABC…