Globally, 1bn PLWDs among hardest hit by COVID-19 – UN
“The COVID-19 crisis is affecting every aspect of our societies. Today, I would like to highlight how the pandemic is affecting the world’s one billion people with disabilities”.
The UN chief noted the necessity of guaranteeing the implementation of the rights of people with disabilities, in particular, regarding their access to medical care.
The World Health Organisation declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11.