COVID-19 pandemic robs Brazil’s mourners of traditional rites
04 August 2020 | 11:00 am
The number of deaths linked to COVID-19 have risen sharply in Brazil. With many of the rituals surrounding death and grief prohibited due to the pandemic, people are finding new ways to mourn lost loved ones.
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