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Cities in Brazil Get Ready for Surge in Burials, But Funeral System May Collapse

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – As the health care system in Brazil falters and the number of deaths climb due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the country is now facing a possible mortuary system collapse. Three of the country’s largest cities - Manaus, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo - are already feeling the pressure of what to do with the dead from the disease.

The children of 82-year-old Joaquim Lopes da Silva, in Manaus, capital of Amazonas state, say that before they could bury their father they spent three days looking for his body. According one of his . . .

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