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Grim Logistics: Sao Paulo cemeteries to dig up graves for coronavirus space – (AP)

PortandTerminal.com, June 13, 2020 “People say nothing scares gravediggers. COVID does,” SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s biggest metropolis has an unorthodox plan to free up space at its graveyards during the coronavris pandemic: digging up the bones of people buried in the past and storing their bagged remains in large metal containers. Sao Paulo’s municipal funeral service said in a …

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Brazil stops reporting COVID-19 data, hiding runaway death toll

Men in hazmat suits burying coffins

REUTERS, JUNE 7, 2020 SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil removed from public view months of data on its COVID-19 epidemic on Saturday, as President Jair Bolsonaro defended delays and changes to official record-keeping of the world’s second-largest coronavirus outbreak. Brazil’s Health Ministry removed the data from a website that had documented the epidemic over time and by state and municipality. …

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Latin America is COVID-19 Global Death Zone With No Signs of Peaking

Volunteers sanitize the hands of people standing in line to receive food

BLOOMBERG, JUNE 5, 2020 Latin America, with its 650 million inhabitants, is now a grim laboratory of a viral pandemic. For most of the region, self-isolation is a luxury few can easily afford. By Jessica Brice and Sebastian Boyd for Bloomberg – When a top World Health Organization official this week declared Latin America the new epicenter for Covid-19, few experts in the …

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