1 billion people with disabilities hard hit by COVID-19: UN chief

1 billion people with disabilities hard hit by COVID-19: UN chief

The United Nations chief António Guterres said that the world’s 1 billion people living with disabilities are among the hardest hit by the coronavirus.

Guterres said the pandemic is revealing the extent to which people are marginalised and is intensifying the inequalities that people with disabilities already face.

In some countries, Guterres said, decisions on rationing health care are based on discriminatory criteria “such as age or assumptions about quality or value of life, based on disability.”

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