Cemeteries braced for surge in Covid-19 dead as Mexico readies to reopen
The president says the pandemic has been tamed but experts, and those who must bury the dead, fear an alarming rise in cases
Four generations of Enrique Ruvalcaba’s family have worked at the Mezquitán cemetery in the Mexican city of Guadalajara. None of them ever saw anything like this.
Before the coronavirus, the burial ground was open to the public, and the deceased were honoured by flower-carrying mourners and mariachis. Now the dead arrive in silence and alone.