The sobering photos of fresh mass graves dug at the Parque Taruma cemetery in Manaus, Amazonas state, emerged as the country battles the spread of Covid-19. The routine of 30 burials per day has quadrupled to 120 in Amazonas, it is reported. And Manaus has now started to bury victims' bodies in communal trench graves.
Cemetery access is restricted and only five family members are allowed to bury their loved ones at one time - whilst maintaining a safe distance from one another.
Mayor Arthur Virgilo said: "Today, of the 106 burials, 36.5 per cent of the people died at home."
In Brazil, the death toll has hit 2,769 with 43,592 confirmed cases. But President Jair Bolsonaro, who was spotted coughing at an anti-lockdown rally, claims he would "feel nothing" if he caught the virus.
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Speaking on TV Brazil, he said: "In my particular case, with my athletic history, if I were infected with the virus, I would have no reason to worry. "I would feel nothing, or it would be at most just a little flu or a little cold.
"Yes, we should return to normality. Some states and local authorities need to abandon the scorched-earth policy, blocking transport, closing businesses and mass confinement.
Polls show a majority of Brazilians disagree with the president and support stay-at-home measures.