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Different clinical guidelines, including the management of pregnant women, have been developed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Since pregnancy is a physiological state that predisposes women to viral respiratory infection, pregnant women require special attention in relation to the prevention, diagnosis and management of this disease. The statement “Global interim guidance on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) during pregnancy and puerperium from FIGO and allied partners: Information for healthcare professionals” incorporated suggestions issued by the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics and other health organizations. It focused on 4 main areas including antenatal care in outpatient clinics, assessment of women in obstetrical triage, intrapartum management and postpartum and neonatal care. (Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2020 Apr 4. doi: 10.1002/ijgo.13156. [Epub ahead of print])


Anyone interested in future collaboration in this field of research is welcome to contact our key investigator Prof Liona Poon in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, CUHK. Prof Poon’s research interests are in the prediction and prevention of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality.

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