Brazil: Vertical cemetery to stack up coffins outside Rio as COVID-19 death toll continues to rise

1 мая 2020 г. 11:35

Aerial footage filmed on Thursday shows a huge cemetery with vertical structures to stack coffins up to eight high built outside Rio de Janeiro for coronavirus victims, as Brazil's death toll from the virus surpasses 6,000. Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro dismissed the disease as «a little flu» and has been clashing with state governors over lockdown measures imposed across the country since the beginning of the crisis. Latin America's largest nation is reportedly facing overwhelmed hospitals, morgues and cemeteries as its outbreak continues to grow at an exponential rate, having doubled from 45,000 to nearly 90,000 in the last 10 days, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

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