With the closure of schools in Italy like other countries after the outbreak of the Coronavirus, nearly 30 million children lost school worldwide.
Foreign news agency AFP reports that the Novel Coronavirus or COD-19 has spread to more than 80 countries, with 95,000 people affected and more than 32,00 killed worldwide by then.
A large number of global casualties and cases are from China, where it first surfaced at the end of last year, after which the government put entire cities in Quarantine, temporarily shutting down factories and schools.
Other countries also took extraordinary steps as the virus spread, UNESCO says 13 countries closed schools, affecting 295 million children while 9 other countries closed schools locally.
"The closure of schools during the crisis is nothing new, but there is no precedent for this rapid educational barrier globally and if it continues for a long time, it will not be possible," said UNESCO chief Audrey Azula. The truth will be at stake. '
On Wednesday, Italy issued an order to close schools and universities until March 15 after the Coronavirus killed 107 in the country.
South Korea, the country with the highest number of 6,000 cases after China, has cancelled the start of the new academic year until March 23.
In Japan, almost all schools are closed on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's directive to cancel all classes between March and spring holidays.
In France, where the number of cases is highest, about 120 schools are closed in those areas.
In Pakistan, where only 5 cases have been reported so far, provincial governments have announced the closure of schools.
Schools remain closed on March 13 in Sindh, March 15 in Balochistan and March 7 in Gilgit-Baltistan.