PAHO Head says Covid 19 has severely affected children

PAHO Head says Covid 19 has severely affected children

Pan American Health Organization Director, Carissa Etienne, says COVID-19 has severely impacted the mental and physical health of children and adolescents in the Americas.

She urged countries to take several specific measures to protect them, including safe reopening of schools.

Dr. Etienne said over 1.5 million cases were reported in the region last year, while more than 1.9 million have already been reported in the first nine months of this year.

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