UN Secretary-General calls on all nations to protect education amid COVID-19 pandemic

Moscow, Apr 3 (Sputnik) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on all countries to protect education amid the coronavirus-linked lockdown.

According to the secretary-general, about 1 billion students are currently suffering from school closures and other restrictions linked to COVID-19.

“At this pivotal moment, I call on all countries to protect education and use the recovery to narrow access divides, expand digital connectivity & reimagine learning,” Guterres wrote on his Twitter page on late Friday.

The World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11, 2020. To date, more than 130.1 million people have been infected with the coronavirus worldwide, with over 2.83 million fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University.