Global report: Covid risks ‘generational catastrophe’ warns UN; Latin America exceeds 5m cases

Global report: Covid risks ‘generational catastrophe’ warns UN; Latin America exceeds 5m cases

August 4, 2020

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The United Nations has warned of a “generational catastrophe” because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on education, as Latin America surpassed five million Covid-19 cases – or nearly 30% of global infections.

The UN secretary general, Antonio Guterres, said the world was at a “defining moment” with the world’s children and young people. He said the decisions governments took during the pandemic over education would have lasting impacts on hundreds of millions and on the development prospects of countries for decades to come.

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