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Will Gen Z ever recover from the COVID-19 recession?

US unemployment for workers aged 16 to 24 hit 24.4 percent this spring, according to a report by the Economic Policy Institute [File: Lisa Maree Wiliams/Bloomberg]

November 10 (Al Jazeera) - The global economy has been brought to its knees by COVID-19 and one generation may never fully bounce back from the beating: Generation Z. Born between 1997 and 2012, some Gen Zers – teens and college students – are entering the labour market for the first time during an unprecedented economic crisis caused by a...

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Worldwide, 463 mn children can’t access virtual schooling: UN

© Carlos MAMANI Alvaro Cabrera, 10, searches for a cellphone signal atop a hill near Manazo, Peru while trying to take part in a virtual class; the UN says Covid-19 and school closures have left millions of children worldwide unable to access distance education

August 27 (AFP) - Amid the Covid-19 pandemic and widespread school closures, at least one-third of students affected around the world lack access to virtual education, according to a UN study released Wednesday. In all, an estimated 463 million children lack the equipment or electronic access to pursue distance learning, said the report from UNICEF. "The sheer number of children...

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Flying during the pandemic? Here’s what you need to know

Passengers board an American Airlines flight to Charlotte, North Carolina at San Diego International Airport on May 20, 2020 in San Diego, California. Sandy Huffaker | Getty Images

May 25 (CNBC) - Airline passengers this summer will face a host of new policies and procedures, and possibly a few packed flights, because of the coronavirus pandemic. Memorial Day kicks off what is normally the busiest season for airlines, when airports are bustling and flights are often sold out. An uptick is occurring again this year, but the impact...

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7 silver linings in Covid-19 dark cloud

Singapore, April 4 (TheStraitsTimes) - The Covid-19 pandemic is like a big black cloud that has descended on earth, bringing with it death and destruction. However, without minimising the seriousness of the situation we are in, I see some silver linings in the dark cloud. FIRST SILVER LINING It is hard to believe that Covid-19 began as an animal virus....

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Stunned world grapples with ‘once-in-100-year’ coronavirus battle

An empty shopping street is seen during the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Berlin, Germany, March 18, 2020. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

March 18 (Reuters) - Hundreds of millions of people worldwide were adjusting on Wednesday to once-in-a-generation measures to battle the coronavirus crisis that is not only killing the old and vulnerable but also threatening prolonged economic misery. The fast-spreading disease that jumped from animals to humans in China has now infected about 200,000 people and caused nearly 8,500 deaths in...

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