Coronavirus live news: US reports record 4,327 deaths in one day; Russia to launch mass vaccination drive – The Guardian

Those mourning loved ones lost in the coronavirus pandemic are increasingly turning to online forums and virtual remembrance websites for support with grief, experts say.

Meanwhile, the national bereavement charity Sue Ryder and a coalition of cross-party MPs, charities and healthcare professionals are calling on the government to introduce a minimum of two weeks’ statutory paid bereavement leave for UK employees who have lost someone.

The number of deaths due to Covid-19 has exceeded 100,000, and in the absence of physical contact, people are seeking solace through social media, phone helplines and other platforms.

But experts say this will not help everyone, as some are unable to access online support while others will still struggle to overcome grief because the pandemic has put their life on hold.

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