The global COVID-19 pandemic, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has led to substantial consequences on public health systems both directly and indirectly. Over a year into the pandemic, there have been more than 164 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and more than 3.4 million deaths reported from 216 countries across the globe. National governments, international organizations, academia and other stakeholders are developing and updating guidelines to reduce exposure and limit spread to the healthcare providers and the public at large…more