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Surviving loss of a loved one to Covid-19

The unusual and restricted circumstances of such a death could cause an increase in prolonged grief disorder.

When enforced isolation and distancing were the norms, the usual grieving process was disrupted, says the writer. PHOTO: NYTIMES
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The Covid-19 pandemic has so far claimed more than six million lives worldwide, and in Singapore there have been more than 1,400 deaths to date. As we make our tentative way towards a post-pandemic existence, there are calls that we should remember those who have died, that we should honour and memorialise them.

And we should, but the tragedy is not just the loss of lives, it is also the sorrow and the subsequent effects each death leaves in its wake.

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