Observed reduction in the diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in children during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Acta Paediatr. 2020 Sep 21. doi: 10.1111/apa.15576. Online ahead of print.


To contain the spread of the new severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Norwegian government implemented lock-down restrictions from 13.03.2020: schools, day cares and after-school activities were closed, 2-week quarantine was required following international travel, physical distancing (2 metres) was recommended and groups were restricted to 5 people.

PMID:32959407 | DOI:10.1111/apa.15576