The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has highlighted inequality in education around the world. The United Nations data reveals how the pandemic has affected the education of children in developing countries compared to those in developed countries.

South Africa’s basic education minister Angie Motshekga this week announced government’s plans to reopen schools amid the spread of the virus.

Meanwhile experts advising the government on ways to fight the COVID-19, this week, unveiled its forecast on the number of infections and deaths in the country. South Africa recorded its youngest COVID-19 fatality this week.

This week, In Numbers looks at the numbers relating to these stories.