Author | Jaime RamosThe critical situation we all find ourselves in as a result of the coronavirus particularly affects society’s most disadvantaged groups. During a health crisis of this magnitude, poverty is a variable that exposes those suffering it to the negative effects of the COVID-19 disease, leading to a greater risk of infection and death.According to national reports, it is estimated that 150 million people worldwide, 2% of the world population, may be homeless. The emergence of coronavirus has increased their vulnerability, requiring new measures to protect this population.Furthermore, their circumstances are incompatible with the restrictions and limitations of rights such as home confinement, being imposed by many countries to combat the expansion of the pandemic. Therefore, a protective, immediate and effective response by the authorities is required.
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