As coronavirus sweeps Brazil, families only have 10 minutes to say goodbye

With the second highest number of coronavirus cases in the world, Brazil has imposed restrictions on funerals and left families unable to mourn.

More than 1.5 million people are buried at Vila Formosa Cemetery in São Paulo, thought to be the largest in Latin America. The older burials are on the right, the freshly dug on the left.
Photograph by Amanda Perobelli, Reuters

Read This Next

The stories I learned walking the Burma Road in China
How COVID-19 harms the heart
How to keep the red wolf from going extinct for a second time

Go Further

Subscriber Exclusive Content

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet