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Ecuador struggles to cope with COVID-19 deaths

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    Soaring numbers of COVID-19 deaths in Ecuador’s second-largest city Guayaquil have led to a shortage of coffins, forcing locals to resort to using cardboard boxes, city authorities said Sunday.

    Authorities in the Pacific port city said they had received a donation of 1,000 pressed cardboard caskets from local producers and delivered them for use in two local cemeteries.

    “It’s so they can meet demand,” a city hall spokesman told AFP. “There are either no coffins in the city or they are extremely expensive.”

    Read more: https://www.dailysabah.com/world/americas/cardboard-boxes-as-coffins-ecuador-struggles-to-cope-with-covid-19-deaths

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