Global coronavirus death toll passes one million

A passenger in protective gear stands next to a train departing to Beijing, at the railway station in Wuhan, China, on April 15, 2020. Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, has lifted a lockdown on April 8, 2020, allowing people to leave the city after more than two months. – EPA pic, September 28, 2020.

THE global death toll from the new coronavirus, which emerged less than a year ago in China and has swept across the world, passed one million yesterday.

The pandemic has ravaged the global economy, inflamed geopolitical tensions and upended lives, from Indian slums and Brazil’s jungles to America’s biggest city New York.

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