COVID-19 could push up to 115 million people into poverty in 2020: UN Chief

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in a message on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, October 17, 2020, said that the COVID-19 pandemic could push up to 115 million people into poverty this year.

In the message, he said that "The COVID-19 pandemic is a double crisis for the world’s poorest people.