Early insights into the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on girls – Plan International

The coronavirus outbreak is continuing to sweep the globe,
causing the worst health crisis of a generation. First identified in
November 2019, it is now severely challenging many of the richest
countries in the world, with Europe and North America the current
epicentres. Cases are now rising in some of the poorest countries,
where health systems are fragile and the ability to mitigate the
economic and social consequences is limited. While children’s
health appears to be less directly impacted by coronavirus than
adults, the impact of the pandemic on children, especially girls, will
be long-lasting.