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Funeral Parlours Under Strain As COVID-19 Reaches Peak

As the number of COVID-19 infections continues to rise in South Africa, funeral parlours and crematoriums are finding it difficult to cope with the high number of bodies. In Gauteng, the situation remains critical, with high demand and limited burial space while KwaZulu-Natal funeral parlours say they are bracing themselves for the peak of infections in the province. The Mariannhill Funeral Services, based at Chatsworth south of Durban say thankfully, they have been managing with the high demand.

Speaking to Newsbreak, director Raj Pather says many people are now opting to cremate their loved ones,

South Africa’s health minister has warned that the country’s surge of cases is expected to rapidly increase in the coming weeks driving hospitals to full capacity.

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