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Bells toll for lives lost as US reaches 500,000 Covid deaths

Reuters

Published
Modified 23 Feb 2021, 3:25 am

The United States on Monday crossed the staggering milestone of 500,000 Covid-19 deaths just over a year since the coronavirus pandemic claimed its first known victim in Santa Clara County, California.

In a proclamation honouring the dead, President Joe Biden ordered the US flag to be flown at half-staff on public buildings and grounds until sunset on Friday.

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