A funeral affected by the new rules put in operation to combat the coronavirus outbreak takes place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the US. Photo: AP A funeral affected by the new rules put in operation to combat the coronavirus outbreak takes place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the US. Photo: AP
A funeral affected by the new rules put in operation to combat the coronavirus outbreak takes place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the US. Photo: AP

‘It’s heartbreaking’: how coronavirus pandemic is changing funerals, grieving and ways we say goodbye to loved ones

  • In many places, funeral ceremonies have become brief affairs involving just a priest, a funeral home employee and a single loved one
  • Some cemeteries aren’t allowing any graveside services at all, and funeral homes have had to adapt, letting mourners drive by or streaming burials online

Topic |   Religion
A funeral affected by the new rules put in operation to combat the coronavirus outbreak takes place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the US. Photo: AP A funeral affected by the new rules put in operation to combat the coronavirus outbreak takes place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the US. Photo: AP
A funeral affected by the new rules put in operation to combat the coronavirus outbreak takes place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the US. Photo: AP
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