With global COVID-19 cases climbing further past 1 million today, the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) director-general today said the pandemic has become much more than a health crisis and is exacting a heavy economic toll on individuals, families, communities, and nations.

As of this afternoon, the global total had climbed to 1,083,084 cases in 181 countries, including 58,243 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins online dashboard.

WHO, IMF highlight pandemic’s economic toll


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