Stacks of urns in Wuhan raise doubts about China's official virus toll

Stacks of cremation urns in Wuhan, China, March 2020.
Stacks of cremation urns in Wuhan, China, March 2020. © FRANCE 24 screengrab.

The long lines of bereaved family members outside funeral homes in Wuhan have renewed questions about the true scale of coronavirus casualties at the Chinese epicentre of the outbreak.

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This report explores how this has also renewed pressure on the Chinese government as it struggles to control the narrative.

 

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