The impact of COVID-19 on children
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc globally, the UN child agency, UNICEF, says its work to provide children with health, education and nutrition has never been more critical. The agency however maintains that it is counting on donors to continue supporting its mission for those most vulnerable. Hundreds of millions of children have been forced to stay away from school, with South Africa adding to the numbers this week, following government's announcement of early school closure as one of the measures to curb the spread of the virus. For more on this issue Channel Africa's Jane Rabothata spoke to Gabriele Fontana, UNICEF's Regional Advisor for Health in Eastern and Southern Africa.