Indians taking coronavirus lockdown seriously: senior UN official

28 March 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is not being taken lightly in India as people in the world’s second most populated country in the world are complying with a complete lockdown to prevent further spread of the disease.

That’s the opinion of Argentina Matavel Piccin, Representative for the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) in India.

UNFPA programmes support women and girls but during this time of crisis, the agency is also focusing on communications for health workers so that pregnant women and nursing mothers know how to protect themselves and their babies.

Anshu Sharma from UN News asked Ms. Piccin what the 21-day lockdown means for India and the world.
 

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