WHO: Covid-19 hitting livelihoods, causing anxiety, stress

A senior official of the World Health Organization (WHO) has said that the global Covid-19 pandemic has hit the lives and livelihoods of the people, besides causing fear and depression in them.

“Besides hitting lives and livelihoods, the pandemic is causing fear, anxiety, depression and stress among the people. Social distancing, isolation and coping with perpetually evolving and changing information about the virus have both triggered and aggravated the existing and pre-existing mental health conditions, which need urgent attention,” said Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO, South-East Asia Region.

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