Like many people around the world, Mexican funeral home owner Salvador Ascencio did not believe at first the coronavirus outbreak was going to be a big deal.
Then calls from grieving relatives began to pour in.
During the first 11 days of May, his small funeral parlor in a run-down part of Mexico City dealt with 30 bodies, a more than four-fold spike in daily funeral services compared to the same period last May.
“I have never experienced a situation like this,” said Ascencio, 52, encircled by shiny wooden coffins in . . .