Members of Iraq’s Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF), a group originally formed to fight the Daesh terrorist group, in the country, now help bury the victims of the coronavirus at a special COVID-19 cemetery in the outskirts of Najaf.
Body bags arriving in ambulances, personnel in full protective suits praying, handling bodies, and burying a victim of COVID-19 were seen at the site on Sunday.
As bodies often arrive at night, volunteers carry the coffins to the Muslim and Christian graves with the help of vehicles’ headlights.
The new graveyard is located next to Wadi Al-Salam Islamic cemetery, believed to be the largest cemetery in the world.
Iraq has seen a recent steady surge in the coronavirus cases. According to Johns Hopkins University, the country tallies so far more than 20,000 cases and 607 deaths related to the virus.