Covid: Pandemic ‘has pushed back progress by 20 years’

Summary

  1. A report by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation says the pandemic has pushed global development back by more than 20 years
  2. Tens of millions of people have been exposed to the threat of more poverty, inequality and disease, it says
  3. In the UK, a lack of coronavirus tests for NHS staff is leading to staff absences and services being put at risk, hospital bosses warn
  4. Addiction services in England could struggle to cope with “soaring” numbers of people misusing alcohol, the Royal College of Psychiatrists says
  5. France introduces new restrictions in the areas around Marseille and Bordeaux
  6. Globally there have been more than 29 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 928,000 deaths, Johns Hopkins University data shows

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