Terrifying images from China appear to show families burning the bodies of loved ones as Covid infections overwhelm hospitals in the country.
Reports that China is suffering from as many as one million new cases per day has led to fear of new variants. It comes after Beijing axed its 'zero-Covid ' policy last month, following three years of strict curbs.However, Chinese officials say only 5,000 people have died from Covid-19 since the U-turn.
Alarming footage shared online showed bodies piling up in hospitals and crematoriums in recent weeks.Funeral homes and hospitals are believed to have been overwhelmed, as international health experts predict over two million Covid deaths in the coming months across China.
The footage of fires in the streets of China purportedly shows the makeshift cremations in rural areas.Another clip, believed to have come from Shanghai, shows local residents in a car park between high-rise apartment blocks, around what appeared to be another makeshift pyre.