World Bank warns coronavirus will increase poverty risk
31 March 2020 | 4:02 pm
The World Bank has warned that almost 24 million more people will remain in poverty this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. In its latest economic forecast, the Bank warned that developing economies in Asia will see sharply lower growth this year, as "significant economic pain" seems unavoidable. Also today, New York's Attorney General has called for an investigation after Amazon sacked a worker in New York who organised a walkout over sanitary conditions at a warehouse in Staten Island.
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