Contains distressing content.
10 Apr 2020

Bodies left in streets of Guayaquil as Ecuador struggles with coronavirus

Latin America Correspondent

In the UK, we are understandably obsessed with quantifying this unfathomable crisis: counting the ventilators, the tests, the infected and of course the dead.

But some, less fortunate countries, do not have the ventilators or tests to count and can not even count those who died. In Ecuador’s second city Guayaquil, we found the number of dead just left lying in one street is greater than the official number of deceased.

Our Latin America Correspondent Guillermo Galdos’s report does contain pictures of dead bodies some viewers might find distressing.