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Closure of 1.5 Mn schools due to COVID-19 impacted 247 Mn children in India: UNICEF Study

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Closure of 1.5 million schools due to coronavirus pandemic and the resultant lockdowns in 2020 impacted 247 million children enrolled in elementary and secondary schools in India, a UNICEF report has found. Globally, schools for more than 168 million children have been completely closed for almost a full year, it said. The report stated only one in four children has access to digital devices and internet connectivity.