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PARIS: Disruptions to health services due to the pandemic are putting millions of additional lives at risk worldwide, the United Nations said on Wednesday, warning that the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) could reverse decades of progress in reducing child mortality. The past 30 years have seen remarkable strides forward in preventing or treating causes of infant deaths including premature births and pneumonia. New mortality estimates published by the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank Group found that 2019 saw the lowest number of global under-five deaths on record. Last year, around ... more