Q. 1. Why does the passage state that the economic and social...?

Ans. The economic and social disruption caused by the pandemic is devastating

tens of millions of people are at risk of falling into extreme poverty.

while the number of undernourished people, currently estimated at nearly 690

million could increase by up to 132 million by the end of the year.

Q. 2. Why are 'informal economy workers' said to be particularly vulnerable?

Ans. Nearly half of the world's 3.3 billion global workforces are at risk of losing their livelihoods.

Informal economy workers are particularly vulnerable because

the majority lack social protection and access to quality health care.