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A Virtual Journey Around the World: Week 21

150 World Heritage Sites are currently discoverable on our resource, each with a brief introduction and link to a short video connecting you with a sense of people and places. Plus a link through to the World Heritage Organisation/ John Hopkins live Covid-19 statistic map. The UK Geographical Association’s Alan Parkinson, has created a valuable resource on how geography might be taught post Covid-19, and we’ll be developing our resource to support this curriculum.

Virtually visiting 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site in each country every day. Currently, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the countries visited is 17,117,734 (UN World Health Organisation). All but 6 of these countries have reported cases, and all but 15 at least 1 death. 588,276 people are known to have died in these countries ‘visited’ to date, although even a brief review of the statistics suggests real numbers are distorted due to differential access to testing. Globally over 24 million cases have been reported worldwide (2 million more than a week ago), with 827,730 deaths. Behind each of these numbers are human lives lost and changed forever.

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