Manaus Mayor Concedes Collapse, Says City Has Only 2-3 Months’ Supply of Graves

The Mayor plans to create another 6,000 graves at Nossa Senhora Aparecida Cemetery, where victims of Covid-19 were buried in mass graves at the peak of the first wave of infections.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Recently sworn in, Mayor David Almeida yesterday accepted that Manaus, capital city of Brazil´s Amazonas state,  is experiencing a new collapse of its health system, amid an increase in cases and hospitalizations of Covid-19 patients. According to him, if mortality rates remain unchanged, the city will only have available graves for another "two or three months".

"Manaus was the first city in Brazil to see its health system collapse and was also the first to come out of it. And we are collapsing again in this second wave of Covid-19 assistance," Almeida said . . .

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