DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania—Tucked absent in a northern suburb of this sprawling East African city is a burial website that is evidence of one particular of the world’s excellent coronavirus coverups.

At the Kondo graveyard in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, unmasked volunteers have been digging holes and felling trees to extend a compound that has tripled in dimension considering that last 12 months. In the course of the pandemic’s initial wave, hazmat-suited government officials came at night time to secretly bury the lifeless, graveyard staff and bereaved families said. Now, modest groups of mourners get for hasty ceremonies subsequent to floral tributes.