Pregnancy and Corona Virus Disease 2019: Public Health Perspective

Saurabh R. Shrivastava, Prateek S. Shrivastava


Dear Editor, The coronavirus disease‑2019 (COVID‑19) owing to its novel nature, rapid global spread, and in the absence of any preventive or curative option has been declared as a pandemic. As of 8 June 2020, 6931000 cases and 400857 deaths have been reported across 216 nations and territories wherein the disease has been reported.


COVID‑19; Pandemics; Public Health; Pregnancy

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