A temporary mortuary has been built in central London in preparation for a predicted rise in the number of deaths from coronavirus.
The large white tent, next to Westminster Coroner’s Court in Horseferry Road, has capacity for 112 bodies.
Similar arrangements were made following the Grenfell Tower disaster in 2017, in which 72 people were killed.
A Westminster Council spokesperson said: “This is a precautionary step and similar arrangements are made during any London wide response to incidents.
"We hope and trust that this will not be needed but it is sensible to prepare at this stage.”
As of 09:00 on Thursday, Westminster had 68 confirmed cases and Kensington and Chelsea had 55. Southwark is now the London borough with the most cases, at 70.