Coffins are in short supply as COVID-19 deaths surge in South Korea


The number of COVID-19 deaths in South Korea has surged more than fivefold in a month as the Novel Coronavirus ormicron variant continues to spread.This has led to an increase in demand for coffins in South Korea and a shortage of wutong wood, which is used to make coffins, the Hankyoreh reported on March 28.Reported that since March, South Korea coffin manufacturers have said that coffin supply is very tight.Lee Bae-yeon, president of Gangwon, a coffin manufacturer in Gyeonggi Province, said on October 27 that due to the surge in orders, he could not deliver the goods even if he received orders from other buyers except regular buyers.Coffin manufacturers in Seoul say they sell 3,000 to 3,500 coffins a month, up from 2,000 a month.We normally have two or three months ‘worth of stock, but now we have two weeks’ worth.Some smaller businesses in South Korea have to make coffins out of plywood to survive.A crematorium in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, did not accept plywood coffins, which pollute the environment when burned, but began to accept plywood coffins due to lack of supply.Look at the news

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