Paris — The resurgence of the coronavirus pandemic has dramatically weakened the global recovery and it could get a lot worse if governments withdraw support too soon or fail to deliver effective vaccines, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has warned.

Cutting its 2021 global growth forecast to 4.2% from 5% in September, the Paris-based organisation said a pattern of outbreaks and lockdowns is likely to continue for some time with rising risks of permanent damage...

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