Yemen gravediggers, bulldozer join forces against Covid

Between the mountain ranges of Taiz, dozens of fresh graves are being hastily dug in Yemen’s third city to deal with a spike in deaths from Covid-linked complications. Groups of men, most of them wearing neither masks nor gloves, carry caskets to Al-Saeed cemetery and its row upon row of new graves. At the same time a truck arrives, carrying mourners — along with more bodies. People are struggling to bury their dead in the southwestern city amid a surge in cases of coronavirus that the war-torn country is badly equipped to combat. Besieged for years by Houthi rebels and their snipers, the gra…

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