Burial & Cremation of COVID-19 Victims - Heart Wrenching Pictures

World | News18 | May 14, 2020, 4:54 pm
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 Workers wearing personal protective equipment bury bodies in a trench on Hart Island. (Image: AP)
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Workers wearing personal protective equipment bury bodies in a trench on Hart Island. (Image: AP)

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 Indians wearing protective gear, perform the last rituals as they cremate the body of a patient who died of COVID-19 in Jammu. (Image: AP)
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Indians wearing protective gear, perform the last rituals as they cremate the body of a patient who died of COVID-19 in Jammu. (Image: AP)

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 People wearing protective clothing attend the funeral of a victim who died after being infected with the new coronavirus, at a cemetery just outside Tehran, Iran, Monday, March 30, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
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People wearing protective clothing attend the funeral of a victim who died after being infected with the new coronavirus, at a cemetery just outside Tehran, Iran, Monday, March 30, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

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 A worker, wearing a full protective gear, moves a casket of a Covid-19 deceased at the Pontes crematorium and funeral center in Lommel, Belgium, Friday, April 10, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
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A worker, wearing a full protective gear, moves a casket of a Covid-19 deceased at the Pontes crematorium and funeral center in Lommel, Belgium, Friday, April 10, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

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 Mourners stand by the casket of veteran Mary Foley, Wednesday, April 8, 2020, in Malden, Mass. Foley, who died at the age of 93, served in the U.S. Air Force, including WWII. Due to the coronavirus crisis, she cannot be given a formal military funeral. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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Mourners stand by the casket of veteran Mary Foley, Wednesday, April 8, 2020, in Malden, Mass. Foley, who died at the age of 93, served in the U.S. Air Force, including WWII. Due to the coronavirus crisis, she cannot be given a formal military funeral. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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 Relatives of Margodt Genevieve, who died due to Covid-19, grieve during her funeral ceremony at the Montignies cemetery in Charleroi, Belgium, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
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Relatives of Margodt Genevieve, who died due to Covid-19, grieve during her funeral ceremony at the Montignies cemetery in Charleroi, Belgium, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

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 Pallbearers wearing face masks to protect from the coronavirus, carry the coffin of the Greek WWII hero Manolis Glezos, who as an 18-year-old hauled down the Nazi flag from the Acropolis a month after the German occupation of Greece in 1941, during the funeral attended by close family in Athens, Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Manolis Glezos, a Greek World War II resistance hero, who remained active in politics into his nineties, died in Athens on Monday, March 30, 2020. He was 97. (Stelios Stefanou/InTime News via AP)
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Pallbearers wearing face masks to protect from the coronavirus, carry the coffin of the Greek WWII hero Manolis Glezos, who as an 18-year-old hauled down the Nazi flag from the Acropolis a month after the German occupation of Greece in 1941, during the funeral attended by close family in Athens, Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Manolis Glezos, a Greek World War II resistance hero, who remained active in politics into his nineties, died in Athens on Monday, March 30, 2020. He was 97. (Stelios Stefanou/InTime News via AP)

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 A worker, wearing a full protective gear, disinfects a casket of a Covid-19 deceased at the Pontes crematorium and funeral center in Lommel, Belgium, Friday, April 10, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
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A worker, wearing a full protective gear, disinfects a casket of a Covid-19 deceased at the Pontes crematorium and funeral center in Lommel, Belgium, Friday, April 10, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

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 A mourner places a flower at the gravesite of veteran Mary Foley, Wednesday, April 8, 2020, in Malden, Mass. Foley, who died at the age of 93, served in the U.S. Air Force, including WWII. Due to the coronavirus crisis, she cannot be given a formal military funeral. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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A mourner places a flower at the gravesite of veteran Mary Foley, Wednesday, April 8, 2020, in Malden, Mass. Foley, who died at the age of 93, served in the U.S. Air Force, including WWII. Due to the coronavirus crisis, she cannot be given a formal military funeral. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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 Undertakers carry a coffin to a burial at a Barcelona cemetery during the coronavirus outbreak, Spain, Friday, March 27, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
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Undertakers carry a coffin to a burial at a Barcelona cemetery during the coronavirus outbreak, Spain, Friday, March 27, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

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 A relative of Margodt Genevieve, who died due to Covid-19, grieves over her coffin during her funeral ceremony at the Montignies cemetery in Charleroi, Belgium, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
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A relative of Margodt Genevieve, who died due to Covid-19, grieves over her coffin during her funeral ceremony at the Montignies cemetery in Charleroi, Belgium, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

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 A worker, wearing a full protective gear, pulls out of a funeral car a casket of a Covid-19 deceased at the Pontes crematorium and funeral center in Lommel, Belgium, Friday, April 10, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
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A worker, wearing a full protective gear, pulls out of a funeral car a casket of a Covid-19 deceased at the Pontes crematorium and funeral center in Lommel, Belgium, Friday, April 10, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

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 Member of Hevra Kadisha, an organization which prepares bodies of deceased Jews for burial according to Jewish tradition, pushes a body during a funeral of a Jewish man who died from coronavirus in the costal city of Ashkelon, Israel, Thursday, April 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
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Member of Hevra Kadisha, an organization which prepares bodies of deceased Jews for burial according to Jewish tradition, pushes a body during a funeral of a Jewish man who died from coronavirus in the costal city of Ashkelon, Israel, Thursday, April 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

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 Member of Hevra Kadisha, an organization which prepares bodies of deceased Jews for burial according to Jewish tradition, waits during a funeral of a Jewish man who died from coronavirus in the costal city of Ashkelon, Israel, Thursday, April 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
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Member of Hevra Kadisha, an organization which prepares bodies of deceased Jews for burial according to Jewish tradition, waits during a funeral of a Jewish man who died from coronavirus in the costal city of Ashkelon, Israel, Thursday, April 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

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 A man wearing a mask and gloves attends a funeral of a victim who died after being infected with the new coronavirus, at a cemetery just outside Tehran, Iran, Monday, March 30, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
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A man wearing a mask and gloves attends a funeral of a victim who died after being infected with the new coronavirus, at a cemetery just outside Tehran, Iran, Monday, March 30, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

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 A funeral director and a Wycoff Heights Medical Center, employee transport a body, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in New York. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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A funeral director and a Wycoff Heights Medical Center, employee transport a body, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in New York. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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 Relatives pray from the distance during the funeral of Robson de Souza Lopes at Parque Taruma cemetery in Manaus, Brazil, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. According to authorities at the Amazonas Health Secretary, the 43-year-old musician died Monday after being diagnosed with COVID-19. (AP Photo/Edmar Barros)
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Relatives pray from the distance during the funeral of Robson de Souza Lopes at Parque Taruma cemetery in Manaus, Brazil, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. According to authorities at the Amazonas Health Secretary, the 43-year-old musician died Monday after being diagnosed with COVID-19. (AP Photo/Edmar Barros)

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 Omar Rodriguez, left, works with Joe Neufeld, the owner of the Gerard Neufeld Funeral Home, to move a newly delivered casket into the Queens business, Friday, March 27, 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic in New York. A funeral home in New York City has seen a steady stream of people who have died from the coronavirus. In just the past week, the funeral home has had services for almost a dozen people who have died, and is expecting more. For those mourning loved ones, funerals in the age of self-quarantine and social distancing are a far cry from the rituals of collective mourning that took place even a few weeks ago. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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Omar Rodriguez, left, works with Joe Neufeld, the owner of the Gerard Neufeld Funeral Home, to move a newly delivered casket into the Queens business, Friday, March 27, 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic in New York. A funeral home in New York City has seen a steady stream of people who have died from the coronavirus. In just the past week, the funeral home has had services for almost a dozen people who have died, and is expecting more. For those mourning loved ones, funerals in the age of self-quarantine and social distancing are a far cry from the rituals of collective mourning that took place even a few weeks ago. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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 A worker, wearing a full protective gear, moves a casket of a Covid-19 deceased into the crematorium oven at the Pontes crematorium and funeral center in Lommel, Belgium, Friday, April 10, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
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A worker, wearing a full protective gear, moves a casket of a Covid-19 deceased into the crematorium oven at the Pontes crematorium and funeral center in Lommel, Belgium, Friday, April 10, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

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 Relatives of Margodt Genevieve, who died due to Covid-19, grieve during her funeral ceremony at the Montignies cemetery in Charleroi, Belgium, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
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Relatives of Margodt Genevieve, who died due to Covid-19, grieve during her funeral ceremony at the Montignies cemetery in Charleroi, Belgium, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

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 Funeral workers carry the casket to the hearse for Chicago Police Officer Officer Marco DiFranco at Cumberland Funeral Chapels, Thursday, April 9, 2020 in Norridge, Ill. DiFranco, 50, died April 2 from complications due to COVID-19, making him the first Chicago police officer to lose his life to the coronavirus. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
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Funeral workers carry the casket to the hearse for Chicago Police Officer Officer Marco DiFranco at Cumberland Funeral Chapels, Thursday, April 9, 2020 in Norridge, Ill. DiFranco, 50, died April 2 from complications due to COVID-19, making him the first Chicago police officer to lose his life to the coronavirus. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

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 An undertaker prepares a grave during the burial of Rosalia Mascaraque, 86, during the coronavirus outbreak in Zarza de Tajo, central Spain, Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Intensive care units are particularly crucial in a pandemic in which tens of thousands of patients descend into acute respiratory distress. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
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An undertaker prepares a grave during the burial of Rosalia Mascaraque, 86, during the coronavirus outbreak in Zarza de Tajo, central Spain, Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Intensive care units are particularly crucial in a pandemic in which tens of thousands of patients descend into acute respiratory distress. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

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 London: The funeral in the Eternal Gardens Muslim Burial Ground, Chislehurst of Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab, 13, from Brixton, south London, who died in King's College Hospital in the early hours of Monday after testing positive for coronavirus Friday April 3, 2020. The teenager was buried in the Eternal Gardens at Kemnal Park Cemetery in Chislehurst without his family present as his mother and six siblings are forced to self-isolate. The highly contagious COVID-19 coronavirus has impacted on nations around the globe, many imposing self isolation and exercising social distancing when people move from their homes. AP/PTI Photo(AP03-04-2020_000264B)
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London: The funeral in the Eternal Gardens Muslim Burial Ground, Chislehurst of Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab, 13, from Brixton, south London, who died in King's College Hospital in the early hours of Monday after testing positive for coronavirus Friday April 3, 2020. The teenager was buried in the Eternal Gardens at Kemnal Park Cemetery in Chislehurst without his family present as his mother and six siblings are forced to self-isolate. The highly contagious COVID-19 coronavirus has impacted on nations around the globe, many imposing self isolation and exercising social distancing when people move from their homes. AP/PTI Photo(AP03-04-2020_000264B)

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 A hospital worker wears personal protective equipment due to COVID-19 concerns while moving bodies as a funeral director collects a body, Thursday, April 9, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. New York state posted a record-breaking number of coronavirus deaths for a third consecutive day even as a surge of patients in overwhelmed hospitals slowed, while isolation-weary residents were warned Thursday the crisis was far from over. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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A hospital worker wears personal protective equipment due to COVID-19 concerns while moving bodies as a funeral director collects a body, Thursday, April 9, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. New York state posted a record-breaking number of coronavirus deaths for a third consecutive day even as a surge of patients in overwhelmed hospitals slowed, while isolation-weary residents were warned Thursday the crisis was far from over. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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