Thais lie in coffins at mock funerals to ward off bad luck during Covid-19 pandemic

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Mock funerals are being held at Thai temples, drawing hundreds of believers who hope the ritual can bring good fortune and a fresh start after months of living under the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic. Participants lie in a coffin with their heads facing west, the direction bodies are often traditionally buried, before switching sides to symbolise rebirth.


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