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'Dead body carrier': Covid-19 surge overwhelms Myanmar burial volunteers

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coronavirus cases surging nationwide, volunteers are going house-to-house to collect the fast-rising number of victims dying in their homes.

Early each morning, Than Than Soe's phone starts ringing with requests from family members of those who have died in the commercial capital Yangon.

She writes the name, address and contact number of the victim in a ledger and dispatches a team to their home. "We are running our service without resting," she told AFP at the bustling office of her volunteer group.

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