First the cold. Then comes the smell, indefinable but disturbing. Seventeen bodies are lying in this refrigerated container installed in the courtyard of a Johannesburg morgue, an additional space to store the deaths of the Covid-19, always more numerous. On each white plastic bag hermetically tied around the bodies, nuclear yellow stickers: “Highly contagious”. Maintained at an internal temperature of 0 ° C, each box can contain up to forty corpses. “We are receiving 40% more bodies” since the Covid, explains an official at Avbob, one of the largest funeral companies in the country. To cope with the influx and also to separate the Covid remains from the others, 22 metal boxes twelve meters long, usually used for transporting goods, were distributed among the 250 morgues of the funeral company. Here the refrigerators are almost full: 200 bodies that day are waiting to be buried or cremated. More than half are victims of the virus. At another end of the chain, casket makers have also been under pressure from record deaths for several months. About 300 coffins come out every day, the factory turbine at full speed. Unable to stock for weeks. In a corner, very small stacked boards. They have this characteristic diamond shape. “These are children’s coffins”. A coffin can be made in twenty minutes. But what is lacking is not the time, it is the raw material. Since the start of the second wave, the company has faced a shortage of wood. “And some are trying to take advantage of the period, things have become more expensive, handles, for example.” Here the coffins are sold between 30 and 350 euros. In South Africa, especially in black communities, explains the factory manager, the money invested in a coffin is commensurate with the tribute paid to the deceased. But nowadays, “undertakers are no longer careful about quality, as long as they can find something to bury the dead of the Covid”. n LM
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