Pregnant Women and Corona Virus Disease‑2019 Outbreaks: What They Need to Know

Saurabh RamBihariLal Shrivastava, Prateek Shrivastava


Dear Editor,

 The ongoing Corona Virus Disease‑2019 (COVID‑19) pandemic has questioned the preparedness of all the nations in the effective containment of the disease.[1] The global estimates depict that a total of 1991562 cases and 130885 deaths (case fatality rate ‑ 6.57%) has been reported in 213 nations and territories.[1]…………….

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