Spain’s funeral homes strike as COVID-19 cases spike

2 November 2020, Madrid

Staff at funeral homes in Spain have gone on strike to demand more workers as coronavirus deaths continue to rise, authorities said.

Unions say more staff are needed to prevent the delay in burials that was seen during the first wave of the pandemic in March.

Europe is grappling with a second wave as cases and deaths continue to rise.

A number of countries have introduced new measures such as curfews and lockdowns to try and bring infection rates down.

On Saturday, Austria and Portugal became the latest countries to announce new restrictions.

(With inpuits from Agencies)

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