How COVID-19 lockdown led to deaths of pregnant women in Nigeria – Report

A United Kingdom-based news organisation, OpenDemocracy, said in a report that pregnant women in Nigeria and several other African countries died or had difficult childbirths due to transport restrictions set in place by federal and state governments to contain COVID-19. The organisation said in some cases hospitals refused to attend to mothers and would-be mothers. “In Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda, women died after failing to access medical care due to transport restrictions or because health workers refused to treat them. “Transport restrictions also prevented women from reaching medical care in Ethiopia,…

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