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Covid-19 deaths pass 3 million

World Covid-19 death toll exceeds 3 million. Crisis deepens in world hotspots.

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▪ The world’s Covid-19 death toll exceeded 3 million on Saturday.

▪ The Covid-19 crisis is deepening in Brazil, India, and France.

▪ Maria Van Kerkhove, one of WHO’s Covid-19 leaders, said, “This is not the situation we want to be in 16 months into a pandemic, where we have proven control measures”.

▪ The Director-General of the WHO at a media briefing on 16 April said, “Globally, the number of new cases per week has nearly doubled over the past two months. This is approaching the highest rate of infection that we have seen so far during the pandemic.”

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