Brazil’s cemeteries have begun organizing nightly and express burials to quickly bury the large number of deceased people. At least 325.000 people have died from Covid.
In Sao Paulo, relatives gather around the limelights that illuminate the hole in the earth that announces the turn of the burial between the sounds of crying and prayers. Funeral workers, tuned with EPI, introduce coffins quickly to cover them with ground and continue with the next one. The country’s cemeteries haven’t given up for months, prompting large esplanades to be expanded for this work.
Unfortunately, these images begin to become common in a country that represents, to this day, about a quarter of daily Covid deaths worldwide, more than any other country. During March 66.868 people have died from the disease, making it the second month with the most deaths since the beginning of the pandemic in the country and the average average fatal casualties in the last week reached the worst recorded figure with 2.971, according to portal G1.
📸 AP / AFP / Reuters
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