Ukrainian City Digs Mass Graves For Potential Coronavirus Victims

Caretakers of public cemeteries in Dnipro, a city in southeastern Ukraine, have been ordered to dig 600 graves and thousands of body bags have been preordered for potential coronavirus victims. Bulldozers could be seen working for days in several of Dnipro’s cemeteries. City authorities told Current Time they wanted to be prepared in advance, but also to show residents that it’s important to observe the mandatory quarantine. Nevertheless, many could be seen on April 3 in city parks and playgrounds without protective face masks.

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