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Jacira Casemiro mourns her mother Maria Jose Casemiro, 79, who died from the coronavirus, during her funeral at Inhauma cemetery, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil March 31, 2021. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Jacira Casemiro mourns her mother Maria Jose Casemiro, 79, who died from the coronavirus, during her funeral at Inhauma cemetery, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil March 31, 2021. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Jacira Casemiro mourns her mother Maria Jose Casemiro, 79, who died from the coronavirus, during her funeral at Inhauma cemetery, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil March 31, 2021. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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First responder Robson Felix da Silva, member of an Emergency Mobile Care Service (SAMU) team, resuscitates a patient suspected to have the coronavirus in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

First responder Robson Felix da Silva, member of an Emergency Mobile Care Service (SAMU) team, resuscitates a patient suspected to have the coronavirus in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

First responder Robson Felix da Silva, member of an Emergency Mobile Care Service (SAMU) team, resuscitates a patient suspected to have the coronavirus in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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Gravediggers wearing protective suits handle bags with bones during exhumations to open space on cement graves as new burials are suspended, except private deposits and children, at Vila Nova Cachoeirinha cemetery amid the outbreak of the coronavirus in Sao Paulo, Brazil, April 1, 2021. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Gravediggers wearing protective suits handle bags with bones during exhumations to open space on cement graves as new burials are suspended, except private deposits and children, at Vila Nova Cachoeirinha cemetery amid the outbreak of the coronavirus...more

Gravediggers wearing protective suits handle bags with bones during exhumations to open space on cement graves as new burials are suspended, except private deposits and children, at Vila Nova Cachoeirinha cemetery amid the outbreak of the coronavirus in Sao Paulo, Brazil, April 1, 2021. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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Patients, who tested positive for the coronavirus, wait in the corridor to be transferred to the ICU in the Central Emergency Room in Bauru, Sao Paulo state, Brazil March 23, 2021.  REUTERS/Leonardo Benassatto

Patients, who tested positive for the coronavirus, wait in the corridor to be transferred to the ICU in the Central Emergency Room in Bauru, Sao Paulo state, Brazil March 23, 2021. REUTERS/Leonardo Benassatto

Patients, who tested positive for the coronavirus, wait in the corridor to be transferred to the ICU in the Central Emergency Room in Bauru, Sao Paulo state, Brazil March 23, 2021. REUTERS/Leonardo Benassatto
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A gravedigger wearing a protective suit digs a grave as he prepares for a night burial at Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 30, 2021.  REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

A gravedigger wearing a protective suit digs a grave as he prepares for a night burial at Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 30, 2021. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

A gravedigger wearing a protective suit digs a grave as he prepares for a night burial at Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 30, 2021. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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Medical workers take care of patients in the emergency room of the Nossa Senhora da Conceicao hospital that is overcrowding because of the coronavirus outbreak, in Porto Alegre, Brazil, March 11, 2021.  REUTERS/Diego Vara

Medical workers take care of patients in the emergency room of the Nossa Senhora da Conceicao hospital that is overcrowding because of the coronavirus outbreak, in Porto Alegre, Brazil, March 11, 2021.  REUTERS/Diego Vara

Medical workers take care of patients in the emergency room of the Nossa Senhora da Conceicao hospital that is overcrowding because of the coronavirus outbreak, in Porto Alegre, Brazil, March 11, 2021.  REUTERS/Diego Vara
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Relatives and friends react during the burial of Lucio Pereira de Lima, 61, who passed away due to the coronavirus, at Belem Novo cemetery in Porto Alegre, Brazil April 2, 2021. REUTERS/Diego Vara

Relatives and friends react during the burial of Lucio Pereira de Lima, 61, who passed away due to the coronavirus, at Belem Novo cemetery in Porto Alegre, Brazil April 2, 2021. REUTERS/Diego Vara

Relatives and friends react during the burial of Lucio Pereira de Lima, 61, who passed away due to the coronavirus, at Belem Novo cemetery in Porto Alegre, Brazil April 2, 2021. REUTERS/Diego Vara
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Relatives of Vani Macedo, 65, who died from the coronavirus, react on her grave after her burial at Vila Formosa cemetery, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 23, 2021. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Relatives of Vani Macedo, 65, who died from the coronavirus, react on her grave after her burial at Vila Formosa cemetery, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 23, 2021. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Relatives of Vani Macedo, 65, who died from the coronavirus, react on her grave after her burial at Vila Formosa cemetery, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 23, 2021. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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The coffin of Maria de Lourdes Moreira Cruz, 58, who passed away due to the coronavirus, is seen in the grave during her burial at Campo Santo cemetery in Porto Alegre, Brazil April 6, 2021. REUTERS/Diego Vara

The coffin of Maria de Lourdes Moreira Cruz, 58, who passed away due to the coronavirus, is seen in the grave during her burial at Campo Santo cemetery in Porto Alegre, Brazil April 6, 2021. REUTERS/Diego Vara

The coffin of Maria de Lourdes Moreira Cruz, 58, who passed away due to the coronavirus, is seen in the grave during her burial at Campo Santo cemetery in Porto Alegre, Brazil April 6, 2021. REUTERS/Diego Vara
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A health worker treats a coronavirus-positive patient at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Hospital Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo, Brazil March 17, 2021. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

A health worker treats a coronavirus-positive patient at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Hospital Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo, Brazil March 17, 2021. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

A health worker treats a coronavirus-positive patient at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Hospital Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo, Brazil March 17, 2021. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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Workers wearing protective gear pull the coffin during the burial of Lucio Pereira de Lima, 61, who passed away due to the coronavirus, at Belem Novo cemetery in Porto Alegre, Brazil April 2, 2021. REUTERS/Diego Vara

Workers wearing protective gear pull the coffin during the burial of Lucio Pereira de Lima, 61, who passed away due to the coronavirus, at Belem Novo cemetery in Porto Alegre, Brazil April 2, 2021. REUTERS/Diego Vara

Workers wearing protective gear pull the coffin during the burial of Lucio Pereira de Lima, 61, who passed away due to the coronavirus, at Belem Novo cemetery in Porto Alegre, Brazil April 2, 2021. REUTERS/Diego Vara
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Aerial view of graves as new burials are suspended, except private deposits and children, at Vila Nova Cachoeirinha cemetery amid the outbreak of the coronavirus in Sao Paulo, Brazil, April 1, 2021. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Aerial view of graves as new burials are suspended, except private deposits and children, at Vila Nova Cachoeirinha cemetery amid the outbreak of the coronavirus in Sao Paulo, Brazil, April 1, 2021. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Aerial view of graves as new burials are suspended, except private deposits and children, at Vila Nova Cachoeirinha cemetery amid the outbreak of the coronavirus in Sao Paulo, Brazil, April 1, 2021. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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Gravediggers work during the burial of Jose Roberto Inacio, 63, who passed away due to the coronavirus, in Piratininga, Sao Paulo state, Brazil March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Leonardo Benassatto

Gravediggers work during the burial of Jose Roberto Inacio, 63, who passed away due to the coronavirus, in Piratininga, Sao Paulo state, Brazil March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Leonardo Benassatto

Gravediggers work during the burial of Jose Roberto Inacio, 63, who passed away due to the coronavirus, in Piratininga, Sao Paulo state, Brazil March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Leonardo Benassatto
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A gravedigger wearing a protective suit places flowers on a grave as spotlights illuminate during the first night burial at Vila Formosa cemetery, amid the coronavirus pandemic, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 25, 2021. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

A gravedigger wearing a protective suit places flowers on a grave as spotlights illuminate during the first night burial at Vila Formosa cemetery, amid the coronavirus pandemic, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 25, 2021. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

A gravedigger wearing a protective suit places flowers on a grave as spotlights illuminate during the first night burial at Vila Formosa cemetery, amid the coronavirus pandemic, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 25, 2021. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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Gravediggers lead the coffin of Jose Roberto Inacio, 63, who passed away due to the coronavirus, in Piratininga, Sao Paulo state, Brazil March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Leonardo Benassatto

Gravediggers lead the coffin of Jose Roberto Inacio, 63, who passed away due to the coronavirus, in Piratininga, Sao Paulo state, Brazil March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Leonardo Benassatto

Gravediggers lead the coffin of Jose Roberto Inacio, 63, who passed away due to the coronavirus, in Piratininga, Sao Paulo state, Brazil March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Leonardo Benassatto
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Gravediggers work during the burial of Maria de Lourdes Moreira Cruz, 58, who passed away due to the coronavirus, at Campo Santo cemetery in Porto Alegre, Brazil April 6, 2021. REUTERS/Diego Vara

Gravediggers work during the burial of Maria de Lourdes Moreira Cruz, 58, who passed away due to the coronavirus, at Campo Santo cemetery in Porto Alegre, Brazil April 6, 2021. REUTERS/Diego Vara

Gravediggers work during the burial of Maria de Lourdes Moreira Cruz, 58, who passed away due to the coronavirus, at Campo Santo cemetery in Porto Alegre, Brazil April 6, 2021. REUTERS/Diego Vara
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Aerial view of gravediggers wearing protective suits as they perform exhumations to open space on cement graves as new burials are suspended, except private deposits and children, at Vila Nova Cachoeirinha cemetery amid the outbreak of the coronavirus in Sao Paulo, Brazil, April 1, 2021.  REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Aerial view of gravediggers wearing protective suits as they perform exhumations to open space on cement graves as new burials are suspended, except private deposits and children, at Vila Nova Cachoeirinha cemetery amid the outbreak of the...more

Aerial view of gravediggers wearing protective suits as they perform exhumations to open space on cement graves as new burials are suspended, except private deposits and children, at Vila Nova Cachoeirinha cemetery amid the outbreak of the coronavirus in Sao Paulo, Brazil, April 1, 2021. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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Relatives of a 77-year-old woman who died from the coronavirus pray during her burial as spotlights illuminate the graves at Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 30, 2021.  REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Relatives of a 77-year-old woman who died from the coronavirus pray during her burial as spotlights illuminate the graves at Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 30, 2021. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Relatives of a 77-year-old woman who died from the coronavirus pray during her burial as spotlights illuminate the graves at Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 30, 2021. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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The son and relatives of a woman of 65, who died from coronavirus, attend her burial at Vila Formosa cemetery, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 23, 2021. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

The son and relatives of a woman of 65, who died from coronavirus, attend her burial at Vila Formosa cemetery, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 23, 2021. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

The son and relatives of a woman of 65, who died from coronavirus, attend her burial at Vila Formosa cemetery, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 23, 2021. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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Drone footage shows gravediggers wearing protective suits burying a coffin as spotlights illuminate the graves during night burials amid the coronavirus at Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 30, 2021. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Drone footage shows gravediggers wearing protective suits burying a coffin as spotlights illuminate the graves during night burials amid the coronavirus at Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 30, 2021. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Drone footage shows gravediggers wearing protective suits burying a coffin as spotlights illuminate the graves during night burials amid the coronavirus at Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 30, 2021. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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