The coronavirus pandemic has slammed New York City so hard that health care workers are using forklifts to load dead bodies into refrigerated trucks, according to a viral video.
The 5-minute and 32-second clip posted to YouTube shows medical officials helping to load the corpses in body bags into the mobile morgue outside Brooklyn Hospital Center in Fort Greene, according to a man shooting the clip who does not identify himself.
“This is for real. This is Brooklyn,” a man filming the terrifying event can be heard saying in the video.
“They putting the bodies in the 18-wheeler … this is no joke … this is Brooklyn Hospital,” the man says as he begs for people to “stay inside” as the deadly virus continues to pummel the city.
The trembling man continues, “This may make you want to take this serious.”
Brooklyn Hospital Center did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
New York City’s hospitals have been completely overwhelmed amid the outbreak of COVID-19.
In another newly surfaced video taken outside of Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn’s Borough Park, a man wearing medical garb films as he shows off what he claims to be dead bodies on stretchers and corpses inside a refrigerated truck.
“There’s a truck that we’re gonna’ put the f—king bodies in, bro,” the man says in the 41-second clip, adding, “Mad bodies, this is filled up with bodies. It’s like a load.”
The unidentified man then opens up the truck and says, “There’s bodies in back … bodies up there, piling up.”
Hospital spokeswoman Eileen Tynion confirmed the authenticity of the video footage to The Post, saying, “We regret that someone was able to obtain that footage, and plan to communicate more thoughtfully with the community in the future.”
“We are doing what every hospital in New York City is doing in preparing for a surge in everything — patients who need care and a surge in patients who expire,” said Tynion.
Makeshift morgues have been set up outside other overburdened Big Apple hospitals, including Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan.
Last week, two refrigerated trailers were seen at the site at 30th Street and the FDR Drive, along with a customized RV labeled “MOBILE COMMAND CENTER — MEDICAL EXAMINER.”
Coronavirus-related deaths in the city rose to 776 Sunday night after nearly 100 people died from the virus in a seven-hour span.
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