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Burying the dead: A Muslim Covid volunteer in Myanmar

By AFP
11 December 2020   |   4:46 pm
Sweating under his protective gear, volunteer Sithu Aung lays another coronavirus victim to rest -- offering crucial funeral rites to his Muslim community in Myanmar's virus-ravaged commercial capital. For the last few months, the 23-year-old father and his fellow volunteers have been living in a cemetery, isolated from their families, as they spend their days collecting the bodies of the deceased from Yangon's overflowing hospitals and quarantine centres.

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