World is going through an education crisis due to Covid-19: UN chief

An effective pandemic recovery requires investment in teachers, digital learning, and systems fit for the future, says UN chief.

By Rajan Nath - August 02, 2021 10:08 am

The world is going through an education crisis as millions of children remain out of schools due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Sunday.

Taking to Twitter, Guterres said, "We are in the middle of an education crisis. 156 million students are still affected by school closures due to Covid-19, and 25 million may never return. An effective pandemic recovery requires investment in teachers, digital learning, and systems fit for the future."

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The overall Covid-19 caseload across the globe has topped 198.1 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.22 million and vaccinations soared to over 4.11 billion, as per the latest data from the Johns Hopkins University's Coronavirus Resource Center.

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In its latest update, Johns Hopkins revealed that the current global caseload, the death toll stood and vaccination tally stood at 198,175,138, 4,221,996, and 4,110,644,112, respectively.

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India on Monday reported 40,134 new Covid-19 cases, 36,946 discharges, and 422 deaths in the last 24 hours as per Union Health Ministry. With this, the total number of cases has increased to 3,16,95,958 while a total of 3,08,57,467 people have been recovered.

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The death toll in the country reached 4,24,773 while active cases stand at 4,13,718. A total of 47,22,23,639 people have been vaccinated while 17,06,598 were inoculated in the last 24 hours.

-PTC News

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