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Implementing adequate social protection measures in response to COVID-19 is critical to saving both lives and livelihoods. Ensuring that these measures reach rural populations will be key to avoid further spread of poverty and hunger. The fight against COVID-19 will be particularly challenging in rural areas.

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact across the world. Efforts to contain the coronavirus are vital to the health of the world’s population, but they are also exposing children to increased risk of violence – including maltreatment, gender-based violence and sexual exploitation.

Today, more than 821 million people regularly go to bed hungry, of whom 100-plus million suffer from acute hunger, largely due to man-made conflicts, climate change and economic downturns.These are the people who will experience the unthinkable due to the economic or logistical consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This accident insurance scheme covers loss of life due to COVID-19 and accidental death on account of COVID-19 related duty.

Public health emergencies during outbreak of communicable diseases may cause fear and anxiety leading to prejudices against people and communities, social isolation and stigma. Such behavior may culminate into increased hostility, chaos and unnecessary social disruptions.

We are currently living through some extraordinary times, where all of us are experiencing significant changes to our everyday lives.

Emerging infectious diseases in humans are frequently caused by pathogens originating from animal hosts, and zoonotic disease outbreaks present a major challenge to global health. To investigate drivers of virus spillover, we evaluated the number of viruses mammalian species have shared with humans.

While cases of COVID-19 appear to be fewer among children (and symptoms generally milder), national responses to the pandemic can have important consequences for child nutrition and educational outcomes.

While there is no medicine for COVID-19 as of now, it will be good to take preventive measures which boost our immunity in these times. Ministry of AYUSH recommends self-care guidelines for preventive health measures and boosting immunity with special reference to respiratory health.

Since its first detection in China, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has now spread to over 210 countries/territories, with reports of local transmission happening across the world. As per WHO (as of 7th April, 2020), there has been a total of 12,14,466 confirmed cases and 67,767 deaths due to COVID-19 worldwide.

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