A family in the Eastern Cape has buried relatives who died from COVID-19. Courtesy of #DStv403
MTHATHA - An Eastern Cape family on Wednesday morning gathered to mourn two of their loved ones.
The family watched from afar as the coffins of Nomakhasazana Soyizwaphi (70) and her daughter-in-law Lungiswa Soyizwaphi were sprayed with disinfectant before being lowered into the ground.
A neighbour said a quick prayer for these two women who -- according to family -- loved going to church.
It was a quick funeral, a sign of the times of COVID-19.
Nomakhasazana was admitted to Life St Mary's Hospital on 11 May for diabetes-related treatment and was discharged one week later.
Nomakhasazana took care of her mother-in-law and it's suspected that both women contracted COVID-19.
On 28 May, Nomakhasazana was readmitted to St Mary's Hospital. She died the very next day.
Lungiswa sought treatment at a public hospital on 28 May and died three days later.
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