A worker wearing a protective suit and carrying an umbrella walks past the graves of Covid-19 victims at the Nossa Senhora Aparecida cemetery in Manaus, Brazil on Thursday. Photo: AFP
A worker wearing a protective suit and carrying an umbrella walks past the graves of Covid-19 victims at the Nossa Senhora Aparecida cemetery in Manaus, Brazil on Thursday. Photo: AFP

Worldwide coronavirus deaths top 2.5 million

  • Almost half of the fatalities have occurred in just five countries: the US, Brazil, Mexico, India and Britain
  • AstraZeneca’s boss confident of making up huge shortfall in vaccine promised to EU; Britain lowers alert level citing falling cases

A worker wearing a protective suit and carrying an umbrella walks past the graves of Covid-19 victims at the Nossa Senhora Aparecida cemetery in Manaus, Brazil on Thursday. Photo: AFP
A worker wearing a protective suit and carrying an umbrella walks past the graves of Covid-19 victims at the Nossa Senhora Aparecida cemetery in Manaus, Brazil on Thursday. Photo: AFP
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