Family grieves for “loving, and loved” father who succumbed to COVID-19 | ABC News

There are 98 Australian families who are coming to terms with the loss of a loved one to the coronavirus. They’re left to grieve, sometimes still haunted by how the mysterious virus has been contracted, and forced to mourn in isolation without the extended comfort of their wider community.

One such family in Canberra shared their experience with Mary Gearin.

Read more here:
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-16/mike-saclier-died-from-covid-19-not-just-another-statistic/12250072

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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