Among Punjab’s Covid orphans, some too young to know what happened to parents

Anju Agnihotri Chaba - The Indian Express

This article from the Indian Express shares the stories of very young children in the state of Punjab, India who have been orphaned by the COVID-19 pandemic. "Details accessed by The Indian Express from the Health Department, which has been sending this information to the social security department for the state, revealed that till date 28 children have been orphaned after loss of both parents in eight out of 22 districts of the state. Rest of the districts are still updating their records," says the article. "Out of these 28 children, nine are between 3 to 10 years of age, while 14 children are between 11 to 15 years of age, remaining five children are 16 to 18 years of age. There are 16 male and 12 female children in the list."