04 April 2020


Hidden suffering of coronavirus: Stigma, blaming, shaming (5)
Even as Ecuador's coronavirus "patient zero" agonized in intensive care, strangers began tearing her reputation apart online By CHRISTINE ARMARIO Associated Press April 4, 2020, 3:46 PM BOGOTA, Colombia - No one should have known Bella Lamilla's name. But within hours of her diagnosis as Ecuador's coronavirus "patient zero," it was circulating on social media along with photos showing the retired
Virus alters Holy Week celebration worldwide, not the spirit (2)
By DAVID CRARY and LUIS ANDRES HENAOApril 4, 2020 GMT For Pope Francis at the Vatican, and for Christians worldwide from churches large and small, this will be an Easter like none other: The joyous message of Christ's resurrection will be delivered to empty pews. Worries about the coronavirus outbreak have triggered widespread cancellations of Holy Week processions and in-person services.
Bodies of COVID-19 Victims Pile Up in Streets of Ecuador (3)
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - As the coronavirus pandemic rips through Ecuador, some cities are struggling to cope with a deluge of fatalities, pushing residents to make harrowing pleas for help as the bodies of loved ones accumulate in the streets.
Where will the bodies go? Morgues plan as virus grows (2)
CLAUDIA LAUER and JESSICA GRESKOApril 4, 2020 GMT PHILADELPHIA (AP) - There are the new dead. And then there are the bodies waiting in overcrowded mortuaries to be buried as cities struggle to meet demand and families wrestle with rules on social distancing that make the usual funeral rituals impossible. Med Alliance Group, a medical distributor in Illinois, is besieged by calls and emails from cities around the country.
Ecuador: Bodies of coronavirus victims are on streets (1)
City of Guayaquil is epicenter of pandemic in South American country 21:40 April 03, 2020 AA File photo Photograph: STRINGER In Guayaquil, ground zero for the spread of COVID-19 in Ecuador, dead bodies have been piling up on the streets, in hospitals and inside houses. According to official records, 70% of the country's cases are located in the city of Guayaquil, where 2,243 of the 3,163 cases nationwide have been registered.
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