COVID-19 review of national clinical practice guidelines for key questions relating to the care of pregnant women and their babies

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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is caused by a new strain of Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) discovered in 2019 and not previously identified in humans. Common symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the current COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic. Currently there are more than 3,517,345 confirmed cases globally (data from May 6, 2020) with the numbers increasing rapidly every day. However, available data on the effects of COVID-19 on pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding are sparse.

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