A nurse inoculates a five-year-old girl against the coronavirus disease with Sinopharm vaccine in Santiago. AFP
The Washington-based development lender, along with UNICEF and UNESCO, in a report said the current generation of students risk losing $17 trillion in lifetime earnings, amounting to about 14 per cent of global GDP, due to classroom disruptions caused by Covid-19.
That was higher than a previous estimate made last year of a $10 trillion hit to students worldwide from the pandemic.
"The COVID-19 crisis brought education systems across the world to a halt. Now, 21 months later, schools remain closed for millions of children, and others may never return to school," said Jaime Saavedra, the World Bank's Global Director for Education.
"The loss of learning that many children are experiencing is morally unacceptable."
The disruptions are not being felt equally, with the study finding that poorer and disabled children have less access to remote learning, while younger students were overall more affected.
Girls had both less ability to shift to remote learning and more education loss overall, the report added.
While governments worldwide have unveiled stimulus measures to bolster their economies against the pandemic's disruptions, less than three percent of these funds have gone to education, and more than 200 million students live in countries that don't have the means to offer all lessons remotely.
The pandemic has dealt a blow to London’s tourism industry, which employs one in seven of the capital’s workers. The cobblestones are deserted at the Tower of London. A biting wind blows and there is no sign of life.
"Lots of new cases of COVID-19 infections in children are coming in this second wave and the numbers are much, much higher than they were earlier," Dr Krishan Chugh, head of the department of paediatrics at Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon, said.
The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has confirmed that schools in Dubai may reopen their facilities following the summer break, provided they comply with specific health and safety protocols.
Imran Khan and Vladimir Putin held a telephonic conversation on Monday during which the premier thanked the Russian leader for his "emphatic" statement against insulting the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him).
The Ministry’s statement further said that the UAE reserves the right to respond to these terrorist attacks and criminal escalation, describing them as crimes committed in flagrant violation of international law.
Sahar Al Rasti, the first Emirati female ship captain to work in field, said that working behind the rudders of ships for long days, and challenging the waves of the sea requires a lot of determination and passion as well.