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No goodbyes and unending grief: Covid’s lasting torment

23 July 2020 - 09:00 By Suthentira Govender
When rituals cannot be performed in the traditional manner, grieving families are left with a sense of being robbed of their desire to honour a loved one’s memory, says a psychologist.
When rituals cannot be performed in the traditional manner, grieving families are left with a sense of being robbed of their desire to honour a loved one’s memory, says a psychologist.
Image: Reuters/Sumaya Hisham

Covid-19 is giving rise to prolonged grief disorder for families who have lost loved ones.

Without closure, psychologists warn, losing a loved one in these times means a whole new level of heartbreak.

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