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Social cohesion in time of crisis

Dima El Hassan Jawad|-While the world is busy containing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the different guidelines for prevention have greatly affected the social and community cohesion.In fact, these guidelines, from social distancing to total lockdowns, are antisocial by nature. Social cohesion is about connecting people and groups and building relations and solidarity between them, all of which are based on physical presence, which in turn is what the pandemic prevention tackles. Activities promoting cohesion and mutual understanding and acceptance of the other have long been halted now. Social gatherings, events, campaigns, cultural activities and programs, sports and schools have incurred huge losses as a result.
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