Two South Africans share how they have dealt with grief during the pandemic

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Grief is a journey that needs the support of others
Grief is a journey that needs the support of others
Klaus Vedfelt

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is always painful, but the extraordinary circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic has made it even harder to bear.

As the global death toll from the virus continues to rise, more and more lives are touched by the passing of family members and friends.

The grieving process is an uneven, rocky road at the best of times, but people usually find a degree of comfort when they are surrounded by those they love and trust – and it is this support that we have been deprived of due to protective measures such as lockdown and social distancing.

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