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Global virus death toll passes 400,000

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Global virus death toll passes 400,000

PARIS, June 7, 2020 (BSS/AFP) – The coronavirus pandemic has killed
400,000 people since it emerged in China late last year, according to
an AFP tally of official sources at 1430 GMT on Sunday.A total of 400,052 deaths have now been recorded — a figure that
has doubled in the past month and a half.

While almost half of the deaths have been recorded in Europe(183,428), the United States remains the hardest-hit nation with109,802 deaths from 1,920,061 cases.“From a health point of view we are witnessing a tragedy… not informing signifies the state is more harmful than .

the virus,” saidLuiz Henrique Mandetta, who was sacked as health minister by Bolsonaroin April.Bolsonaro has throughout the crisis said the danger of the virus is overstated, emphasising his priority is to keep the economy functioning, despite the World Health Organization last month declaring Latin America as having become the virus epicentre.

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