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Brazil: Drone footage shows hundreds of graves dug in Sao Paulo cemetery amid coronavirus outbreak01:47

Brazil: Drone footage shows hundreds of graves dug in Sao Paulo cemetery amid coronavirus outbreak

Brazil, Sao Paulo
April 4, 2020 at 21:22 GMT +00:00 · Published

Aerial footage filmed on Saturday captured Latin America’s largest cemetery Vila Formosa in Sao Paulo getting ready for mass burials amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Footage filmed at Brazil’s biggest city shows hundreds of newly dug graves in preparation for a faster increase of burials.

According to reports, the cemetery has seen an increase of burials of people with purportedly coronavirus-like symptoms, for which new guidelines had been set up at the graveyard limiting the length of ceremonies and mourners being able to attend.

Brazil is the hardest-hit country in South America by COVID-19, having more than 9,000 cases and 376 deaths reported as of Saturday.

Brazil: Drone footage shows hundreds of graves dug in Sao Paulo cemetery amid coronavirus outbreak01:47
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Aerial footage filmed on Saturday captured Latin America’s largest cemetery Vila Formosa in Sao Paulo getting ready for mass burials amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Footage filmed at Brazil’s biggest city shows hundreds of newly dug graves in preparation for a faster increase of burials.

According to reports, the cemetery has seen an increase of burials of people with purportedly coronavirus-like symptoms, for which new guidelines had been set up at the graveyard limiting the length of ceremonies and mourners being able to attend.

Brazil is the hardest-hit country in South America by COVID-19, having more than 9,000 cases and 376 deaths reported as of Saturday.

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