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CGTN America 22 May 2020

Migrants in Lima, Peru work as body collectors amid COVID-19

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Amid the coronavirus pandemic, in Peru's capital Lima Venezuelan migrants work as body collectors.
These Venezuelan migrants to Peru are on the frontline of the pandemic.
It is their dangerous job to recover the bodies of COVID-19 victims from their homes.
Working for a funeral home they may collect as many as 10 bodies a day.
This man killed himself when he found out he was infected with the Coronavirus.
Jhoan Faneite and his Venezuelan co-workers work six days-a-week.
They go when other funeral homes refuse to.


Bollywood fans are holding special prayers for superstar Amitabh Bachchan who has been admitted to a hospital in the western city of Mumbai with mild Covid-19 symptoms.

The 75-year-old actor tweeted last week that he had been admitted to hospital and urged anyone who had been in contact with him to get tested for the virus.

With 200 films in a career spanning five decades, Bachchan is one of the world's most prolific film stars. He has a massive fan following in India, South Asia and among the Indian diaspora in countries like the UK.
A growing number of companies and organizations are asking people to sign COVID-19 waivers to protect them from lawsuits if someone contracts the virus. CBSN legal contributor Keir Dougall, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for New York's Eastern District, joined CBSN to discuss.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept through Peru, among the most impacted have been close to 900,000 Venezuelan migrants living in the country.

CGTN's Dan Collyns has the story from the Peruvian capital Lima.
Peru's capital Lima ​lifted its COVID-19 lockdown this month, and workers there are slowly adjusting to a new normal. But as Peru stands sixth in the world for confirmed coronavirus cases, getting to work is part of the problem. CGTN's Dan Collyns has the story.

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