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How Covid pandemic can have severe effect on children's mental, physical health

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coronavirus pandemic situation can have severe effects on children's mental and physical health, Dr Praveen Kumar, Director, Department of Paediatrics, Lady Hardinge Medical College, has said. "Pandemic can have a severe effect on children's mental and physical health.

They are confined at home for more than a year. Moreover, illnesses in the family, wage losses for parents have increased stress.

Children may express psychological distress (sadness) by acting out in a different way each child behaves differently. Some may become silent while others may express anger and hyperactivity," Dr Kumar was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

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