At least 150 corpses were left on the street or kept in the homes of grieving relatives in Guayaquil as the deadly bug ravages the horror-struck port city.
The bodies were placed on the roadside in the desperate hope that authorities would be able to take them away but removals take up to three days due to a backlog.
Residents were even forced to use cardboard boxes as coffins as Ecuador’s official death toll hit 172 with at least 3,500 confirmed cases.
The coronavirus is an ongoing pandemic which has left over one million people infected. The United States is the worst hit with over 400,000 cases recorded in the country alone.