The largest burial ground in Latin America, Sao Paulo's Vila Formosa cemetery, is preparing for an increase in deaths related to the coronavirus outbreak in Brazil.
Drone footage recorded on Thursday shows the cemetery's expansion work. Excavators can be seen digging hundreds of new graves, forming large rows of tombs.
The city's mayor, Bruno Covas, announced that 13,000 new graves would be... Еще prepared in the municipal cemeteries on Thursday of last week.
According to reports, the plan is to dig 8,000 new tombs in the Vila Formosa cemetery, while in the Vila Nova Cachoerinha and Sao Luis cemeteries some 5,000 will be opened.
According to data from the Brazilian Health Ministry, Sao Paulo is the most affected state with 26,158 cases of COVID-19 and 2,247 related deaths. In total, 81,329 cases and 5,628 deaths have been reported in the country to date.