Race to dig graves in Brazil’s ‘Gateway to Amazon’ as Covid-19 death rate soars

Jan 28, 2021 | INVESTING

With more than 3,000 burials in January alone, the Amazon rainforest city of Manaus does not remember a deadlier month.Its cemetery is expanding at breakneck speed as bulldozers dig dozens of graves daily to accommodate the influx of victims of Brazil’s deadly second wave of Covid-19, possibly fuelled by new, more infectious virus variants.Manaus, the capital of Brazil’s northern Amazonas state, has been hit hard by the pandemic’s resurgence.The city of some 2.2 million has seen its hospitals…

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