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  • Chile digs thousands of graves for COVID-19 surge

    Source: https://www.france24.com/en/20200514...covid-19-surge

    Chile digs thousands of graves for COVID-19 surge
    Issued on: 15/05/2020 - 00:16Modified: 15/05/2020 - 00:14
    Santiago (AFP)

    Thousands of fresh graves are being dug in the Chilean capital's main cemetery amid a spike in the South American country's COVID-19 cases, authorities said Thursday.

    Chile's infection rate soared this week, prompting the government to declare a mandatory lockdown of Santiago's seven million people from Friday.

    The country recorded between 350 and 500 new infections a day until a surge in cases at the weekend. By Wednesday, 2,600 infections were registered in a 24-hour period, with almost the same number on Thursday.

    "We realize that this is a historical moment and that we may need more graves, because we see what's happened in other countries," cemetery director Rashid Saud told AFP....

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    The director of the San Josť hospital says there are no bodies in the corridors.

    https://www.24horas.cl/coronavirus/h...spital-4177353

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