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Ecuador orders cardboard coffins for coronavirus victims left in street

Ecuador orders cardboard coffins for coronavirus victims left in street

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  2. For those who don’t know, cardboard coffins have been a thing for a long time.

    My brother was cremated in one.

    I’m American.

  3. >Ecuador is rush-ordering thousands of cardboard coffins to try to cope with coronavirus victims otherwise left rotting in the street, officials say.The nation’s second city, Guayaquil, has started getting a donation of 2,000 pressed cardboard caskets from local producers — and is ordering even more to help overwhelmed local cemeteries, Agence France-Presse says.The port city of more than 2 million is also getting refrigerated trailers to help store the dead currently overwhelming city hospitals — with Ecuador’s president, Lenin Moreno, also planning a “special camp” to bury the 3,500 he fears could die in the pandemic, AFP says.It follows disturbing images of bodies left lying in the street, as well as troubling reports of residents trapped in homes for days with the corpses of their loved one

  4. Sounds like a good thing, much more eco friendly than wood I’d imagine.

  5. Ecuador reports 180 confirmed covid19 deaths thus far. The desperation for cardboard boxes tell me that only the hospitalized are probably being counted.

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