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COVID-19 worsens education inequality between rich and poor

Online learning widespread in high-income nations but not in developing ones

A student in India takes part in an online course while schools are closed due to the coronavirus. (Source photo by Reuters)

TOKYO -- Schools in more than 100 countries and regions remain completely closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, widening the education gap between advanced economies and middle- and low-income nations unable to provide online learning.

In June, most of the schools in Uruguay reopened, as they did in Japan, with children in Australia and Vietnam also getting back to the physical classroom.

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