Day of the Dead: Mexicans honor Covid-19 victims

On Friday (October 30), Ana Quiroz Gonzalez decorated an elaborate "ofrenda" or altar laden with offerings and mementoes of deceased loved ones.

Gonzalez's family has been ravaged by the coronavirus, which took her father.

Meanwhile, at Mexico City's National Palace, the home of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, indigenous Mexicans decorated various altars to honor members of their communities who had also fallen victim to the highly contagious disease.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, cemeteries, which are usually filled with color and light on Nov. 1 and 2, will shuttered for Day of the Dead festivities.