Coffin makers could have ‘very quiet summer’ due to stockpiling

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Declan Harley from Anderson Maguire Funeral Directors checks the empty coffins in the storage room at their offices in Glasgow. Funeral directors in Scotland’s largest city are facing a backlog and on the verge of running out of mortuary space, the head of one family firm has said. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has put the UK in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.