COVID-19 disrupts education for 37 M in Bangladesh, total cases near 1.7 M

25/01/2022 7:15:00 PM

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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said that 37 million Bangladesh children had their education disrupted by one of the world’s longest pandemic school closures.

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XINHUA/ MANILA BULLETINOn the International Day of Education that falls on Monday, UNICEF shared the latest available data on the impact of the pandemic on children’s learning as the world is to mark two years of disruption to education globally by COVID-19 in March.

The UN agency said more than 635 million students remain affected globally by full or partial school closures.More than 370 million children globally missed out on school meals during school closures, losing what is for some children the only reliable source of food and daily nutrition, it added.

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DHAKA– – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said here Monday that 37 million Bangladesh children had their education disrupted by one of the world’s longest pandemic school closures.A + THE Department of Health (DOH) reported on Monday, January 24, 24,938 new cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) that further pushed the country's total caseload to 3,442,056.Based on PNP data, 47,465 COVID-19 cases have been reported in the police organization since the start of the pandemic.Citing data from the Department of Health (DOH), OCTA fellow Dr.

XINHUA/ MANILA BULLETIN On the International Day of Education that falls on Monday, UNICEF shared the latest available data on the impact of the pandemic on children’s learning as the world is to mark two years of disruption to education globally by COVID-19 in March. The UN agency said more than 635 million students remain affected globally by full or partial school closures. Regions with the highest number of additional cases are Metro Manila, with 3,610 infections (15 percent), Calabarzon with 3,382 (14 percent), and Central Visayas with 2,562 (11). More than 370 million children globally missed out on school meals during school closures, losing what is for some children the only reliable source of food and daily nutrition, it added.62%) of PNP personnel are already fully vaccinated against COVID-19, while 6,615 (2. While schools reopened in September 2021, the Bangladeshi government announced a new school closure from Jan.6 percent, from the 59,896 samples tested last January 22. 23 to Feb.84, and Cebu at 63.

6, said UNICEF.6 percent), of which 98.17%) have received booster shots According to PNP, 1,032 (0. “Closing schools must be a temporary measure of last resort in the COVID-19 response. Schools should be among the last institutions to close, and among the first to reopen, as we put in measures to tackle infection waves,” said Sheldon Yett, UNICEF representative to Bangladesh. The DOH also logged 35,461 new recoveries that brought that total number of Covid-19 survivors to 3,125,540 (90. “In March, we will mark two years of COVID-19-related disruptions to global education. At least  262,997 are still active cases. Quite simply, we are looking at a nearly insurmountable scale of loss to children’s schooling,” said Robert Jenkins, UNICEF global chief of education. There were also 47 additional mortalities that raised the death toll to 53,519 or 1. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said the agency is observing several areas that have recorded increasing healthcare utilization such as the Cordillera Administrative Region and Region VIII.

He further said that while the disruptions to learning must end, just reopening schools is not enough. “Students need intensive support to recover lost education. Five laboratories, which contribute more or less 0. Schools must also go beyond places of learning to rebuild children’s mental and physical health, social development and nutrition,” he noted. Bangladesh recorded 14,828 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 15 more deaths on Monday, bringing the total tally to 1,699,964 with 28,238 deaths, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.8 percent of individuals who tested positive in the last 14 days, were not able to submit their output last January 22, said the DOH. Meanwhile, the COVID-19 positivity rate in the Asian country surged to 32.

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