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Sep 29, 2020 08:26 AM IST

New York [US], September 29 (ANI/Sputnik): UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called the 1 million global death toll from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) “an agonizing milestone.”According to Johns Hopkins University, the number of COVID-19 deaths worldwide has topped 1 million, with over 33 million confirmed cases and more than 23 million recoveries.Also Read | PM Narendra Modi to Inaugurate 6 Mega Projects in Uttarakhand Today: Live Breaking News Headlines & Coronavirus Updates on September 29, 2020.”Our world has reached an agonizing milestone: the loss of one million lives from the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a mind-numbing figure. Yet we must never lose sight of each and every individual life. They were fathers and mothers, wives and husbands, brothers and sisters, friends and colleagues. The pain has been multiplied by the savageness of this disease,” Guterres said in a statement.”And still there is no end in sight to the spread of the virus, the loss of jobs, the disruption of education, the upheaval to our lives. We can overcome this challenge. But we must learn from the mistakes. Responsible leadership matters. Science matters. Cooperation matters – and misinformation kills,” he said.Also Read | Scott Atlas, Donald Trump’s New Adviser, is Providing ‘Misleading or Wrong Information on COVID-19 Pandemic’, Say Top US Public Health Experts.Guterres called to keep physical distance, wear face masks and wash hands. (ANI/Sputnik)(This is an unedited and auto-generated story from Syndicated News feed, LatestLY Staff may not have modified or edited the content body)

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