World Bank Warns Of A Second Wave Of #COVID-19 Which May Put 1 Billion Out Of School—Developing nations have been warned by the world bank of a looming second wave of COVID-19 which may end up putting 1 billion students in developing countries may be out of school.
On Wednesday, David Malpass, the President of the World bank expressed concerns over the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic on school-age children in developing countries, especially with the spikes in infections currently being recorded in most nations.
In an interview on CNBC’s “Closing Bell,” Malpass said there are also educational challenges in wealthy countries like the U.S. as schools shift to virtual classes that potentially keep parents from returning to work. However, he said his worries for other nations are more pronounced.
According to him “The learning goes backward. That’s a particular problem in the developing world.
“We think there are …1 billion children out of school in the developing world waiting, really, for the recovery to take hold. So, if there’s the second wave, that’s a concern.”