Social distancing imposed by most countries means burials are only attended by one or two family members. As patients with Covid-19 are treated in total isolation at hospitals, many of them die without a chance to say goodbye to family and friends.
The coffin had been buried in Egypt for 2,000 years before it was stolen from the country’s Minya region in the aftermath of the 2011 uprising that toppled veteran leader Hosni Mubarak.
Two white South African farmers were filmed pushing a black man into a coffin. They were sentenced to jail on Friday for attempted murder, assault and kidnapping.
Farmers Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Martins Jackson shoved Victor Mlotshwa down into a wooden coffin and pressed the lid closed with their boots as he begged for his life.
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