01.16.2021

Global coronavirus death toll reaches 2 million

Global coronavirus death toll reaches 2 million Photo by Jekesai Njikizana / AFP / Getty Images

More than two million people have lost their lives to the Covid-19 pandemic worldwide, with the United Nations secretary general, António Guterres, lamenting the impact of the “vicious virus”.

“Our world has reached a heart-wrenching milestone,” Guterres announced on Friday in a video marking the moment.

“Behind this staggering number are names and faces: the smile now only a memory, the seat forever empty at the dinner table, the room that echoes with the silence of a loved one,” he added, calling for greater global solidarity to fund vaccination efforts and urging citizens to stick to containment measures such as physical distancing and masks.

Read the full story at The Guardian | Health.