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Despite lockdown and severe restrictions, COVID-19 crisis is far from over. The virus can recur according to scientists, no vaccine is still available for cure and the spread of the virus in only growing.
Showing the concern about the dangers of coronavirus, WHO chief recently said, “ The coronavirus pandemic is “far from over” and is still disrupting normal health services, especially life-saving immunization for children in the poorest countries, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said recently.
Children are suffering in our Kashmir valley also and there is very poor health care system and this pandemic has exposed all the claims of authorities about quality health care for children here.
The U.N. agency is concerned about rising numbers of cases and deaths in Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America and some Asian countries, even as the numbers flatten or decline in some wealthier nations.
“We have a long road ahead of us and a lot of work to do,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual news conference in Geneva, adding that a second wave of infections could be prevented with the right actions.
The novel coronavirus, which emerged late last year in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, has already infected 3 million and claimed 205,948 lives, according to the latest Reuters tally.
Other health care programmes especially for children and aged people along cancer patients has taken a hit due to the coronavirus pandemic and the hospitals have failed to take care of such patients who are not COVID-19 infected.

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