India: Authorities apologise after haphazardly burying people who had died from Covid-19

Authorities in an Indian state have apologised after a video showed workers wearing protective clothing haphazardly burying people who died from Covid-19 in a grave.

The case happened in Karnataka, with authorities confirming that the video which went viral, was authentic.

In a letter of apology to the relatives of those who died, the authorities said that the workers were following all the protocols except for the mentality that the bodies did not deserve dignity.

The authorities said that the workers were fired and instead people were employed who would be more sensitive towards the deceased.

In Karnataka, 246 people died from Covid-19, even though this was considered one of the states which managed to control the pandemic the most.