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Covid-19 causes biggest disruption of education system in history

Nearly 1.6 billion learners across the world have been affected by the largest disruption of education systems in history caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated education disparities, according to UN Secretary-General’s policy brief on “Education during COVID-19 and Beyond” released on Tuesday. Learning losses due to …

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Expect ‘lengthy’ pandemic, warns WHO

The World Health Organization on Saturday warned the coronavirus pandemic was likely to be “lengthy” after its emergency committee met to evaluate the crisis six months after sounding the international alarm. The committee “highlighted the anticipated lengthy duration of this COVID-19 pandemic”, the WHO said in a statement, and warned …

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