Forensic experts are picking bodies of COVID-19 victims off the streets for burial in the Ecuadorian capital.
The body of a 65 year-old was seen picked up on Tuesday and placed in a coffin for burial.
Experts say the country is yet to see its worst days despite recording nearly 1600 deaths and 31000 covid-19 cases.
Residents of indigenous communities have reportedly fled into the amazon rainforests for fear of being wiped out by the virus.
The country is Latin America’s third most affected country after Brazil with 7,921 deaths and 114,715 confirmed cases, and Mexico with 2,271 fatalities and 26,025 cases.
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