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South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “One year into Covid-19 pandemic, world marks anniversary of WHO’s declaration on coronavirus” – below is their description.
A year ago, on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the outbreak of a novel coronavirus first detected in China had developed into a global pandemic. The deadly virus that causes Covid-19 was first reported in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019 before it spread rapidly across the world. Over the past year, the virus has infected more than 118 million people and taken over 2.6 million lives, as countries have battled the pandemic with unprecedented social-distancing measures and lockdowns.
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