A warehouse in Hillington Industrial Estate is being turned into a temporary mortuary in response to the increasing number of deaths during the coronavirus pandemic.
The site will have the capacity for up to 1700 bodies and Glasgow City Council is aiming to have it ready by Monday.
The facility will be an NHS leased building and is being created as the number of deaths from Covid-19 in Scotland rose to 615 on Tuesday.
A council spokeswoman said: “Like all local authorities across the UK, Glasgow, alongside key partners including NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, is looking at various options for dealing with increased deaths as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak.
“We are monitoring on a daily basis the impact of COVID-19 against our planning models for the pandemic including potential requirements for a temporary body storage facility.
“As part of this planning, a site has been identified and we are working towards making this facility ready for use should it be needed.”
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