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.
On the occasion of World Tuberculosis Day, observed on March 24 each year, MoHAP stated that the global day is being marked under the theme, “Yes! We can end TB!”
Gandhi, who represented a constituency in southern Kerala state as a member of the Congress party, was disqualified from his membership in the lower house of Parliament from March 23, the date of his conviction, the statement said.
The Russian woman arrived in the city a few weeks ago with her male friend who is native to Koorachundu but works in the Middle East.
Experts say the pictures carry an ominous message. They are the forerunners of a new reality: waves of fake photos and videos flooding social media after major news events and further muddying fact and fiction at crucial times for society.