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Coronavirus: the reality of Guayaquil 1:13
(CNN Spanish) - The mayor of Guayaquil, Cynthia Viteri, requested this Thursday to the government of Ecuador that, as a result of the “alarming situation” caused by the coronavirus, the municipality she leads has the power to lift the corpses “that remain in the houses, waiting to be removed ”.
Viteri's request comes after reports that in Guayaquil - the epicenter of the epidemic in the country - there are abandoned bodies on the streets and also in private homes waiting to be picked up.
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Viteri explained on Twitter that he makes available “trucks and human talent, with all the sanitary measures to act immediately and alleviate, as far as possible, the pain that hundreds of families and citizens are experiencing.”
Providing trucks and human talent, with all the sanitary measures to act immediately and alleviate, as far as possible, the pain that hundreds of families and citizens are experiencing.
- Cynthia Viteri (@ CynthiaViteri6) April 2, 2020
Said action is currently coordinated by the Joint Task Force, led by the official Jorge Wated, who was appointed by President Lenín Moreno.Coronavirus in Ecuador: bodies on the streets of Guayaquil 6:53
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Wated, in an interview with CNN, said this Wednesday that what Guayaquil is experiencing "is a situation in which many people have died by natural death or perhaps by covid-19, or by presumption of covid-19, because the test. And that person dies at home (...) and the corpses begin to accumulate. ” He added that 450 deaths have been reported in the homes, whose bodies have been gradually removed.