The streets of the Ecuadorian capital have been seen to be litred with dead bodies of coronavirus victims.
On Tuesday, Forensics experts were pictured attending to the corpse of a 65-year-old man suspected of contracting COVID-19 in Quito. The man’s dead body was later put in a coffin when funeral home workers arrived at the scene.
Back in April, a body was seen having been lying oustide a clinic for three days in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Another was found outside Teodoro Maldonado Carbo Hospital.
Ecuador has more than 31,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus, including 1,569 deaths. The toll across Latin America and the Caribbean passed 15,000 on Wednesday, with more than 280,000 cases reported.
Experts believe that the pandemic will peak in Latin America in the coming days.