One billion people with disabilities hit hard by Coronavirus, says UN Secretary-General

One billion people with disabilities hit hard by Coronavirus, says UN Secretary-General

Ibtimes·2020-05-06 21:43

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The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said that coronavirus pandemic is intensifying inequalities of the world and almost one billion people with disabilities are hard hit by the crisis. Guterres said this on Wednesday calling for disability-inclusive recovery and response to the crisis stressing on equal access of COVID-19 treatment for the disabled. This section is already in poverty and exposed to higher rates of violence, neglect and abuse, even in normal situations, reports United Nations.

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