Burning bodies and medical waste: NTD reports that the cabins are for the disposal of animal carcasses, while China Ship news reports the incinerators are for medical waste. Wuhan has been at the center of the global epidemic which has infected more than 75,000 people and killed more than 2,000. It is believed the virus spread from bats to other animals in the so-called “wet markets” in the city before being passed to humans. Sources quoted in Chinese media raise questions over whether or not the incinerators are for animals, or will be used to dispose of human remains.
The mobile incinerators can reportedly destroy up to five tons of waste every single day – and can burn its load in as little as two seconds. Reportedly the cabin is the size of a 20-foot standard container and has a volume of about 30 cubic meters. It reportedly has the ability to crush solid waste, then incinerate it, and then purify the smoke. Reportedly the incinerators have been sanctioned for the use by the Chinese military after a test in Golmud, Qinghai in January.
Large trucks were reportedly spotted transporting the cabins into the disease ravaged city of Wuhan. Professor Ming Ju reportedly said he believes the cabins are “mobile incinerators” for bodies. And meanwhile, Professor Qu Zan said the virus could not survive the 850-degree heat created by the furnace. Wuhan locals reportedly have questioned the need for such cabins as there is not a widespread infection of animals with the virus.
Questions have been raised over whether or not the Communist Party is withholding information about the outbreak in Wuhan. Disturbing reports have continued to emerge about the city, with claims medics are totally overwhelmed by the sheer number of infections. Pictures have emerged showing deserted streets, and videos of early in the outbreak show hospitals completely heaving with people. And the Wuhan hospital director Liu Zhiming has reportedly died of the infection, with around 1,700 doctors diagnosed with Covid-19.
One insider, who is said to work at a funeral home in Wuhan, has reportedly revealed the long working hours to deal with the surge of coronavirus deaths. Crematorium workers are reportedly working in makeshift protective suits and masks as they handle the bodies. Chinese-state media also unleashed a decree banning funerals earlier this month, saying all bodies must be instantly burned by authorities. Citing the National Health Commission, newspapers confirmed all bodies should be burned “close by and immediately.” It added: “Burials or the transfer of bodies is not allowed. Funerals not allowed to avoid spread of the virus.” –Daily Star