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Coronavirus live updates: Countries must not squander chance to control virus, says WHO – The Times of India

Virus death toll passes 20,000, three billion under lockdown

More than three billion folks world wide had been dwelling underneath lockdown on Wednesday as governments stepped up their efforts towards the coronavirus pandemic which has left greater than 20,000 folks lifeless.

As the quantity of confirmed instances worldwide soared previous 450,000, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned that solely a concerted international effort may cease the unfold of the virus.

In Spain, the quantity of fatalities surpassed these of China, the place the novel coronavirus first emerged three months in the past, making it the toughest-hit nation after Italy.

A complete of greater than 20,800 deaths have now been reported in 182 nations and territories, in accordance to an AFP tally.

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