1 million dead mark “very sad”, says WHO

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The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday that 1 million deaths by covid-19 is “a very sad mark”, after many of the victims have suffered a “terrible and lonely death” and their families cannot say goodbye.




Sepulchers dig graves in the Vila Formosa cemetery in São Paulo amid the Covid-19 pandemic 08/08/2020 REUTERS / Amanda Perobelli

Sepulchers dig graves in the cemetery of Vila Formosa, in São Paulo, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic 08/08/2020 REUTERS / Amanda Perobelli

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The death toll from the coronavirus worldwide has surpassed the 1 million mark, according to a Reuters count, a grim statistic in a pandemic that devastated the global economy, overburdened health systems and changed people’s livelihoods.

“Many people have lost many people and have not had a chance to say goodbye. Many people who died, died alone … It is a terribly difficult and lonely death,” said WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris in an interview with the United Nations Nations (UN) in Geneva. “The only positive thing about the virus is that it is suppressible, it is not the flu.”

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