Geneva — About 1.6-billion workers in the informal economy, representing nearly half of the global labour force, are in immediate danger of losing their livelihoods due to the coronavirus pandemic, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) said on Wednesday.

The UN agency’s latest report sharply raised its forecast for the devastating effect on jobs and incomes of the Covid-19 disease, which has infected more than 3.1-million people globally, killed nearly 220,000 and shut down economies...

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