Rising Covid-19 deaths fuel demand for coffins

Khoo Gek San

Healthcare workers move a coffin at a hospital in Kuala Lumpur. Coffin makers say demand for their products is climbing steadily but MCO restrictions mean they are unable to meet that demand. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, July 14, 2021.

CASKET and coffin factories are rushing to meet increased orders due to the high number of Covid-19 deaths but are facing labour and raw materials shortages due to lockdown restrictions, manufacturers said.

They told The Malaysian Insight they are dealing with the situation by temporarily stopping work on orders for export so as to focus on fulfilling local demand.

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