COVID-19 in Brazil: Copacabana beach filled with symbolic graves

Activists turned Brazil’s most iconic tourist spot into a mock cemetery to memorialise those who died of COVID-19.

Brazil’s death toll from the coronavirus has officially passed 40,000.

And with more than 800,000 confirmed cases, it is the worst-hit country in Latin America.

Now, the iconic beach of Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro has become the latest battleground amid growing tensions over the government’s response.

Al Jazeera’s Alessandro Rampietti reports.