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Sat Mar 28, 2020, 03:08 AM

Amid pandemic, Ecuador removes 100 corpses from homes in its biggest city

MARCH 27, 2020 / 7:20 PM / UPDATED 7 HOURS AGO

Alexandra Valencia, Yuri Garcia

QUITO/GUAYAQUIL (Reuters) - Ecuadorean authorities have removed 100 corpses from homes in the city of Guayaquil in three days, the interior minister said on Friday, following residents’ complaints that they have no way to dispose of relatives’ remains amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The coastal city has the country’s largest concentration of COVID-19 cases as well as a heavy presence of military officers enforcing curfew prompted by a nationwide health emergency declaration.

Interior Minister Maria Paula Romo said on Friday that the curfew had restricted funeral homes’ operating hours and left some family members with no choice but to keep deceased relatives in their homes.

“Some of these deaths are related to the coronavirus and others were not,” she said in an interview with online broadcaster MaxTv.


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alittlelark Mar 28 #1

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Sat Mar 28, 2020, 03:28 AM

1. The 'new normal'?

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