April 02, 2020
New York is the state most affected by the Corona Virus in the United States
Bloomberg news agency quoted sources as saying that the Pentagon will now withdraw about 50 thousand body bags from its current stockpile and will go to purchase additional quantities during the coming period, with a view to presenting it to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The number of injuries in the United States exceeded 216,000 on Thursday, while the number of deaths reached 5,133 deaths, nearly 2,000 of them in New York State alone.
The agency's report indicated that the move is a counter-measure to the Pentagon's deployment of two medical ships in New York and Los Angeles to ease pressure on hospitals.
A logistical support unit manages the supply of the Ministry of Defense stockpile of rectangular body bags that come in one size of 238 centimeters long and 96 centimeters wide, which are usually used in war zones.
The number of new HIV infections in the world is approaching one million, with the epidemic spreading "rapidly", claiming lives, including a sixth-week infant, who became the youngest of the 46,000 victims who died of the disease.
As Americans prepare for the worst during this crisis, with 85 percent of them staying in homes to limit the spread of the disease.
Even the US military is affected by the epidemic. Covid-19 has deployed to the nuclear aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt docking in Guam in the Pacific, and has begun evacuating its crew.
US President Donald Trump has warned of two difficult weeks, especially after expectations that deaths due to the new Corona pandemic could number up to 200,000.
Trump stressed Wednesday that the coming days will be bleak in terms of the human bill for the epidemic in the United States, describing the pandemic as a "scourge", saying, "I want every American to be prepared for the difficult days ahead," expressing his hope that his country will be able at the end of this period of "Seeing real light at the end of the tunnel."