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More than 850 Million Students Worldwide Not at School: UNESCO

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Calling it an 'unprecedented challenge' for education, UNESCO said schools had been closed in 102 countries, with partial closures in 11 more -- and there would be more closures.

  • AFP Paris
  • Last Updated: March 18, 2020, 6:33 PM IST
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More than 850 million young people, or nearly half the world's student population, are barred from their school and university grounds because of the coronavirus pandemic, UNESCO said Wednesday.

Calling it an "unprecedented challenge" for education, UNESCO said schools had been closed in 102 countries, with partial closures in 11 more -- and there would be more closures.

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  • Total Confirmed

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  • Cured/Discharged

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  • Total DEATHS

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