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Corona pandemic may push 86 million children into poverty by the end of 2020

By the end of 2020, the number of children living in poor households in low- and middle-income countries may increase to 86 million due to the economic crisis created by the corona virus epidemic. According to Johns Hopkins University, 56,95,290 people have been infected with the virus worldwide, while 3,55,692 people have died.

A joint study by UNICEF and humanitarian organization ‘Save the Children’ says that the coronavirus epidemic could push 8.6 crores more children into family poverty by the end of 2020. The analysis states that if immediate action is not taken to protect families from financial difficulties caused by the epidemic, the total number of children living below the national poverty line in low- and middle-income countries is 67.2 by the end of the year. Can reach crores.

The analysis states that about two-thirds of these children live in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The highest 44 percent growth can be seen in the countries of Europe and Central Asia. Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean can see 22 percent growth.

There has been an increase in the number of cases of coronavirus infection in Russia. On Thursday (May 28), there were eight thousand 371 new cases of coronavirus infection in Russia, increasing the number of virus-infected in the country to three lakh 79 thousand. Russia ranks third in the world after Americans and Brazil in cases of coronavirus infection.

The Corona Virus Prevention Task Force of the Russian government said that on Thursday, 8 thousand 371 new cases of corona infection have been reported across the country. This figure is equal to yesterday and at the beginning of this month is less than eleven thousand cases in a day. 

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