UN warns of ‘generational catastrophe’ over school closures
09 August 2020 | 2:24 pm
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned the pandemic caused the largest disruption of education in history. Over 160 countries have closed schools, pushing more than 1 billion students out of the classroom.
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