India expected to record more than 2 crore births amid COVID-19 pandemic

Nation Next Newsroom | May 8, 2020 17:03

As per a report by UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund), India is expected to record the highest number of births in the world since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic in March. In nine months, between March and December, around 2.1 crore babies are expected to be born in India.

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As per UNICEF, an estimated 11.6 crore babies are expected to be born throughout the world amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Apart from India, other countries with expected highest numbers of births are China (1.35 crore), Nigeria (64 lakhs), Pakistan (55 lakhs) and Indonesia (40 lakhs).