Gravediggers torch coronavirus corpse in Egypt

The Egyptian authorities have launched an investigation after the body of a coronavirus victim was dug up from a grave, and then burnt.

According to local media, the remains were those of a hospital nurse who had died of the disease in Helwan, south of Cairo.

Such is the stigma surrounding the virus in Egypt that there have been reports of some communities being very reluctant to allow its victims to be buried in their cemeteries.

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