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World 04 Sep 2020 | 12:20 AM

Bolivian families turn to makeshift graves as cemeteries fill during pandemic

LA PAZ (Reuters) - Desperate families in Bolivia are turning to makeshift graves to bury their loved ones, with cemetery space at a premium as the coronavirus pandemic keeps the South American nation in its grip.

World 30 Jul 2020 | 5:08 AM

Roundup: Iran's COVID-19 cases nudge 299,000; Chinese association donates facial masks to Turkish nursing home

CAIRO, July 29 (Xinhua) -- Iran Wednesday recorded 2,636 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total infections to 298,909. Meanwhile, a Chinese association based in Turkey donated 50,000 facial masks to a nursing home in Istanbul.

World 01 Jun 2020 | 11:03 PM

Iraqi militiamen drop guns to dig graves for coronavirus victims

NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi paramedic Sarmad Ibrahim cut his teeth treating fellow Shi'ite Muslim militiamen in the war against Islamic State. Now, he buries COVID-19 victims - an exhausting task where he must also get to grips with both Muslim and Christian burial rites.

Nation 21 May 2020 | 7:00 AM

Graveyards are out of bounds, says Negri MB

SEREMBAN: Muslims in the state should not visit graves of their loved ones on Hari Raya Aidilfitri as the Covid-19 pandemic is still a threat, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun.