The International Labour Organization (ILO) told the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday that workplace closures have risen so fast that 81% of the global workforce live in countries with mandatory or recommended closures.

ILO Director-General Guy Ryder urged the IMF and World Bank to focus their response on “providing immediate relief to workers and enterprises to protect businesses and livelihoods, particularly in hard-hit sectors and in developing countries”.

“The crisis has uncovered the huge decent work deficits that still prevail in 2020 and shown how vulnerable millions of working people are when a crisis hits,”

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