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Indian children struck by grief, loss and guilt as many lose parents to Covid-19

In his first conversation with a counsellor, Alok (name changed to protect his identity) said nothing for 15 minutes. In the second call, the silence lasted 11 minutes.In the third, eight minutes passed before the 10-year-old boy, who last month lost both his parents to Covid-19, finally spoke.Vanita Yadav, a child counsellor in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, has learned to wait until her young patients are ready to engage with her.‘I won’t see my kids again’: the black fungus…

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