A Funeral Director Fights for New York’s Coronavirus Dead
NEW YORK (AP) — Jesus Pujols is in the fight of his life for the dignity of New York City's deceased.
The 23-year-old funeral director is sleeping in the same minivan he uses to transport bodies, just hoping he can keep up with the demand for his undertaking services as the new coronavirus ravages his city.
He's working nearly 80 hours each week, including a 20-hour shift spanning Sunday and Monday. The hospitals he works with are struggling to keep track of remains, so he is searching overcrowded refrigerated trailers and frantic emergency rooms for the loved ones of families hoping to say a proper goodbye.