Covid-19 Demonstrated Weaknesses in Society and Economics Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus | Nobel laureate says on workers' exodus

new Delhi: Nobel laureate Mohammad Yunus said on Wednesday that Kovid-19 has 'brought the shortcomings of society and economy to the fore'. Especially in unorganized areas, where large number of people were seen going during lockdown. Yunus, an economist by profession, was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2006 for establishing the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh and applying the principle of small loans and small financing.

Addressing the third Laureates and Leaders for Children conference, Yunus said that especially in India we have seen how migrant workers have gone to their homes on foot after losing their livelihood during lockdown.

He said, “Kovid has exposed the shortcomings of our society and economy at large. Such as the migration of people from the unorganized sector working as daily wage laborers on a large scale. They soon ran out of money, had no food, no money for rent, especially in India, so they walked for miles on foot to their home because they had no livelihood. “

34 million people recover from Corona in the country

The number of patients recovering from Corona virus infection in India has reached 34 lakhs. Out of total 43 lakh infected patients, the rate of patients recovering has improved further to 77.77 percent. At the same time, the death rate has come down to 1.69 percent. Of the total patients being treated for infection across the country, 61 percent are from five states.

According to the Health Ministry, the number of patients recovering on a weekly basis was 1 lakh 53 thousand 118 in the third week of July, which increased to 4 lakh 84 thousand 68 in the first week of September.

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