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More than 600 acts of violence committed in connection to COVID-19

from Reuters

More than 600 cases of violence, harassment or stigmatization in relation to cases of COVID-19 have been recorded by the International Committee of the Red Cross during the first six months of the pandemic. Some 611 violent acts took place from February to July across more than 40 countries, the ICRC said, adding that the real number of incidents is likely much higher. More than 20 percent of incidents were physical assaults, while 15 percent were verbal assaults or threats and another 15 percent constituted fear-based discrimination, it said. more

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