Global Covid-19 death toll passes two million

The global death toll from Covid-19 passed two million on Friday, with the World Health Organization (WHO) urging mass vaccinations as the pandemic progresses at a record rate. As of 1825 GMT on Friday, at least 2,000,066 people worldwide had been confirmed dead of the virus that first emerged in Wuhan, central China, in late 2019, according to an AFP tally. The grim milestone came as US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer said shipments of its vaccines would slow for a period in late January – a blow to fledgling campaigns to immunise people against the virus. The WHO on Friday called for a worldwide…

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