Coronavirus: Student dropout crisis looms, UN says; India surpasses 5 million cases

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2 Hours AgoOECD sees global growth down 4.5% this year, says outlook ‘exceptionally uncertain’A general view of a street linking to 9 de Julio Avenue is seen with cars as Argentina extends the curfew till 24th of May, imposed since 20th of March, in an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Buenos Aires, Argentina on May 21, 2020.Muhammed Emin Canik | Anadolu Agency via Getty ImagesThe Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development expects the world economy to contract 4.5% this year, reflecting an unparalleled fall in output in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.The updated prediction for global economic growth comes as sectors such as travel and tourism have been decimated by the global health crisis, and at a time when many countries grapple with an upsurge in the number of reported Covid-19 infections.As a result, the OECD said its outlook for economic growth remained “exceptionally uncertain.” The intergovernmental body had previously estimated the world economy would decline by 6% in 2020. It has predicted global gross domestic product (GDP) will grow by 5% next year. — Sam Meredith2 Hours AgoIndia surpasses 5 million Covid-19 infectionsGirls wearing protective face masks wait to pray inside temple premises on the occasion of the annual harvest festival …

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