Covid curfews a nightmare for pregnant women

Pregnant women

Two pregnant women walking on the streets of Nairobi with their facemasks in this picture taken on March 14, 2020.
 

Photo credit: Francis Nderitu | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Police have been enforcing the curfew using excessive force, which has claimed more than 20 lives this year alone.
  • People taking pregnant women to hospital are not issued with a night pass but would get a special one from some hospitals to return home.

Pregnancy is such a beautiful time because of the anticipation of a baby. But it can be precarious since the unexpected can occur even in the best of situations. The Covid-19 pandemic has made it more stressful; the risk of severe disease is higher for pregnant women than for others.

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