São Paulo Opens 13,000 Mass Graves, Hires 220 Gravediggers to Avoid Funeral Collapse

Mayor Bruno Covas said in a press conference that "the worst is yet to come" when referring to the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The São Paulo City Hall will dig 13,000 mass graves in cemeteries administered by the city and will increase by one third the capacity to hold burials amidst the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Bruno Covas announced on Thursday.

He said that among the measures, part of a contingency plan for São Paulo's funeral services is the hiring of eight refrigerated chambers to store . . .

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