Paris: Over one million people have passed away from Covid-19, As per an AFP toll, after the deadly disease emerged less than a year ago in China and swept around the world.
The deadly disease has ruined the world’s economy, agitated geopolitical tensions, and toppled lives, from Indian slums and Brazil’s jungles to America’s biggest city New York.
As Sports, live entertainment, and international travel ground to a halt as fans, audiences and tourists were compelled to stay at home, kept inside by stringent measures imposed to control the virus’s spread.
More than four billion people were affected due to this pandemic —but under some form of lockdown by April at first slowed its pace, but as the restrictions were eased cases have mounted again.
On Sunday 2230 GMT the pandemic had claimed 1,000,009 victims from 33,018,877 recorded infections, in accordance with an AFP tally using official sources.— AFP