In the Gaza Strip, a decrease of infections resulted in the government lifting movement restrictions, but the impact of Covid continues to be a scourge on the poor, particularly women and children.
According to +972 Magazine, due to loss of family members’ daily wages, securing necessities such as medication, food, and hygienic materials has become more difficult. Many families rely on the aid they receive from nongovernmental organizations. Some are also struggling to pay back debts after coming out of quarantine.
According to the World Bank, a lack of progress toward peace and reconciliation also adds to an unsustainable economic situation in the Palestinian territories.
CNA Insider says COVID-19 has sent India's once red hot economy into a tailspin and left tens of millions of people jobless. Growth has plunged into the negative territory. But it's the poor who've been hit the hardest by the pandemic and the economic disruption. Some had committed suicide due to their inability to get out of their economic predicament. Although the country had pulled millions out of poverty only recently, it's now facing a reversal of that trend.