Workers are reportedly working flat out and without break as they are constantly sent the bodies of victims – it is claimed they have been burning 100 bodies every day since January 28.
One insider, who is said to work at a funeral home in Wuhan, has reportedly revealed the long working hours to deal with the surge of coronavirus deaths.
Crematorium workers are reportedly working in makeshift protective suits and masks as they handle the bodies.
It comes after Chinese-state media issued a decree banning funerals and demanding near instant cremation for victims.
Wuhan is epicentre of the outbreak, being the first city in China to be placed under full quarantine.
Disturbing accounts and reports have been emerging from the city, leading to speculation that the death toll is being downplayed by the Communist Party.
One worker at the Caidan Funeral Home, in suburban Wuhan, has claimed employees are working “24/7” to deal with the bodies, reports Epoch Times.
The worker said staff are exhausted and are working without proper equipment.
Identified only as Mr Yun, he said: “90 percent of our employees are working 24/7 … we couldn’t go back home.”
Chillingly, he claimed: “All Wuhan cremation chambers are working 24 hours.”
He added: “We really need more manpower.”
His workplace is reportedly required to pick up bodies from Wuhan Tongji Hospital, Wuhan No. 13 Hospital, the newly built Huoshenshan Hospital, and other small hospitals.
They are also available to any residences that request their services.
Yun claimed he has spoken to other crematorium workers who are all in the same situation.
He alleged “every day, we need at least 100 body bags” – which is much higher than the official death toll which is only now nearing 500.
Experts have said they still lack definitive data to say how lethal the coronavirus is – with reports of more than 20,000 cases worldwide.
And the New York Times reports the residents in Wuhan now do not believe the Chinese government’s official death toll.
It is claimed people with the symptoms are being turned away by overstretched hospitals.
The health care system is reported to be completely overwhelmed, with doctors also having a shortage of testing kits.
Chinese authorities are also now threatening to arrest people who spread “unofficial” information about the coronavirus.
Yun said staff can only sit on their chairs and nap whenever they get a chance.
He said: “We can’t stop because we can’t leave the bodies outside for a long time.
“For us who transfer the bodies, we don’t eat or drink for a long time in order to preserve the protective suit, because we need to take off the protective suit whenever we eat, drink, or go to the bathroom.
“The protective suit can’t be worn again after being used.”
And another worker is reported to have said: “All male staff at our funeral home are picking up and moving bodies now, and female staff are answering the phones, disinfecting the funeral home, and so on.
“We work 24 hours. We are very tired.”
He claimed they do not have the proper equipment to disinfect the facility.
They are having to wearing two layers of dipsoable gloves as they don’t have rubber gloves, and are having to wear swim goggles.
He said: “We are on the verge of collapsing. We really need help.”
Wuhan has been on lockdown for over two weeks amid the pressure from the virus.
It is believed to have originated from an exotic meat market in the city – and has been linked to animals like bats.
Coronavirus can reportedly incubate symptomless for up to two weeks.
And when it strikes it is a SARS-like infection which leads to dry coughing and a fever.
Disturbing video yesterday emerged showing mysterious fog over Wuhan– leading to some speculation it may have been smoke from overworked crematoriums.