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Bolivia elections in doubt as police find bodies of hundreds of Covid-19 victims

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Unit recovers 420 bodies across La Paz and Santa Cruz, with most believed to have had virus

Bolivia’s plan to hold elections in September is increasingly in doubt amid rising coronavirus deaths, and reports that police have recovered the bodies of hundreds of suspected Covid-19 victims.

In the past five days, a special police unit had found 420 bodies in streets, vehicles and homes in the capital, La Paz, and in Bolivia’s biggest city, Santa Cruz, authorities said on Tuesday. Between 80% and 90% of them are believed to have had the virus.

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