A gravedigger works at the San Miguel Xico cemetery in Mexico on Thursday, amid the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AFP A gravedigger works at the San Miguel Xico cemetery in Mexico on Thursday, amid the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AFP
A gravedigger works at the San Miguel Xico cemetery in Mexico on Thursday, amid the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: death toll ‘likely’ to hit hit 2 million before vaccine is in wide use, warns WHO

  • Fatalities could double or worse without concerted action to curb pandemic, says head of UN agency’s emergencies programme
  • He added that young people should not be blamed for recent spike in infections despite growing concerns that they are driving Covid-19’s spread

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A gravedigger works at the San Miguel Xico cemetery in Mexico on Thursday, amid the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AFP A gravedigger works at the San Miguel Xico cemetery in Mexico on Thursday, amid the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AFP
A gravedigger works at the San Miguel Xico cemetery in Mexico on Thursday, amid the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AFP
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