Covid-19 stops nearly one billion children going to school

(Last Updated On: March 31, 2020)

According to the UNOCHA, the Covid-19 pandemic has forced more than 110 countries to shut down their education systems in an attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus.

The United Nations says 102 of them have nationwide closures that have impacted 850 million children; another 11 countries have localised shutdowns, which affects 10s of millions more students.

Source: The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs  (OCHA),

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