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Night burials at Latin America’s largest cemetery reveal deadly cost of coronavirus in Brazil

In almost three decades of working in Sao Paulo’s largest cemetery, the oldest gravediggers can’t remember performing more than 10 night burials.But since the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic swept across Brazil, that exception has become the rule.The vertiginous rise in deaths in Sao Paulo in recent months has forced the mayor of the country’s richest and most populous city to adapt funeral planning to avoid being overwhelmed.Now, in addition to hiring more personnel and vehicles, night…

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