New Delhi, June 3 -- New Delhi The rise in coronavirus-linked deaths, and the relatively complicated and space-consuming protocols set to bury those who have died or are suspected to have died of the pathogen, are pushing the largest Muslim cemetery in Delhi to the brink, according to officials who say it may run out of space if the rate of Covid-19 deaths continues to spike.The problem, the officials said, is that these bodies take up more space than other bodies, and the land they are buried in cannot be reused, unlike when other dead bodies are buried.

In April, when hospitals across the city first started sending bodies to the cemetery in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) suits, the authorities earmarked a two-acre space within the 4...