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World|health|September 28, 2020 / 11:31 AM
Global coronavirus death toll passes 1 million

AKIPRESS.COM - The global death toll from the new coronavirus, which emerged less than a year ago in China and has swept across the world, passed 1 million, AFP reports.

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.

World sports, live entertainment and international travel ground to a halt as fans, audiences and tourists were forced to stay at home, kept inside by strict measures imposed to curb the virus spread.

Drastic controls that put half of humanity -- more than four billion people -- under some form of lockdown by April at first slowed its pace, but since restrictions were eased cases have soared again.

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