Sri Lanka Starts Using Cardboard Coffins Amid COVID-19 Surge

A factory in Sri Langka’s Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia city assembled coffins using staples and glue as these will be utilized for those who have succumbed to COVID-19, according to Priyantha Sahabandu. Sahabandu spearheaded the idea and said that the coffins are …

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Famed WWII Hero Josephine Baker to Become First Black Woman to Receive Burial Honor in Paris Pantheon

Josephine Baker, the famed French-American entertainer who fought with the French Resistance during World War II, will become the first Black woman to be inducted in the Pantheon mausoleum in Paris. Daily newspaper Le Parisien reported on Aug. 22 that …

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Brazilian Authorities Exhume Old Graves to Make Space for New Bodies as Brazilian COVID-19 Death Toll Skyrockets

Authorities in Sao Paulo in Brazil are emptying old graves to make a room for the increasing number of COVID-19 deaths. Gravediggers from Vila Nova Cachoeirinha cemetery are opening the tombs of people buried years ago and are removing the …

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