Worldwide coronavirus death toll tops one million

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Over one million people have lost their lives due to the coronavirus, showed an AFP toll, after the deadly disease emerged less than a year ago in China and gripped the world.

The pandemic has ravaged the world’s economy, inflamed geopolitical tensions and upended lives, from Indian slums and Brazil’s jungles to America’s biggest city New York.

Sports, live entertainment and international travel ground to a halt as fans, audiences and tourists were forced to stay at home, kept inside by strict measures imposed to curb the virus’s spread.