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Undertakers worried about coffin shortages

Undertakers, especially in the Western Cape have raised concerns about a pending shortage of coffins. 

The concerns come amid a dramatic increase in deaths from COVID-19 related complications within the last few weeks.

The World Health Organization says infections in Africa have increased over the past month with the death rate rising by 15% across 38 African countries.

The South African Funeral Practioners Association's spokesperson, Monageng Legae says they are under pressure and alarmed by what they are seeing.