Almost 300 million students worldwide faced weeks at home on
Thursday with Italy the latest country to shut schools over the deadly
new coronavirus, as the IMF urged an all-out, global offensive against
More than 95,000 people have been
infected and over 3,200 have died worldwide from the virus, which has
now reached some 80 countries and territories.
majority of global deaths and infections are in China, where the virus
first emerged late last year, prompting the country to quarantine entire
cities, temporarily shut factories and close schools indefinitely.
the virus spread, other countries have also implemented extraordinary
measures, with UNESCO saying Wednesday that 13 countries have closed
schools, affecting 290.5 million children, while ...