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Covid memorial Day Press release

A year after the first COVID death, Britons come together to remember the dead

  • Candles put in windows – Minutes silence at 7pm

Exactly one year after the first Briton was reported to have died of COVID-19, people across the UK will come together in a day of collective grief for those lost in the pandemic in 2020. [addtoany]

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“Grief needs a witness” – One year after the first British Covid Death, is it time for a memorial?

On March 5, the BBC reported that a 70-year-old woman in the Royal Berkshire Hospital had become the first Briton to die of COVID-19.

Exactly one year – and tens of thousands of lives – it is time for a moment of shared reflection and collective grief.

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We must give our sorrow words

Today, on the eve of his inauguration, Joe Biden will lead a service for the more than 400,000 people in the USA who have lost their lives to COVID-19.

The lighting ceremony beside the reflecting pool at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC will culminate with a “national moment of unity and remembrance” and bells will toll across the United States.

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Give sorrow words: Americans come together to grieve those lost to COVID-19

We join with Americans as they come together to grieve those lost to COVID-19

Today (19th Jan), on the eve of his inauguration, Joe Biden will lead a service for the more than 400,000 American lives lost to the coronavirus. The lighting ceremony beside the reflecting pool at the Lincoln Memorial will culminate with a “national moment of unity and remembrance” and bells will toll across US.

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Covid Memorial Day: A worldwide moment to give our sorrow words

Stefan Simanowitz

At the start of January 2020, Chinese officials sent a communication to the World Health Organisation informing them of a cluster of cases of “viral pneumonia of unknown cause” in Wuhan province.

One year – and nearly two million deaths – later, the world is still trying to come to terms with the COVID-19 pandemic. Scientists have raced to find was to suppress and eradicate disease or protect populations with vaccines. Economies have battled to stay afloat amid shutdowns, lockdowns and furlough schemes. And we have struggled to come to terms with the horror and the death.

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COVID MEMORIAL DAY – Press Release 29.12.20

29 December, 2020 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Global day of remembrance for world’s 1.8 million COVID dead 

  • 1st January – On the hour, every hour – A day for people around the world to share their collective & personal grief

A year after the COVID-19 hit the world for the first time, people in five continents will come together in a day of collective grief for all those lost to coronavirus in 2020.

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Covid Memorial Day – Press Release 18.01.21

18 January 2021 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Americans come together to remember those lost to COVID-19 

  • 19 January – A call to people across the United States to share their individual and collective grief

A year after COVID-19 was first identified, people across US and beyond will come together in a day of collective grief for the hundreds of thousands of Americans lost to the pandemic.

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