Many countries battling new waves of infection

New graves of Covid-19 victims at a cemetery in the Greek city of Thessaloniki this week. The disease caused nearly four times the number of deaths due to malaria, according to the World Health Organisation.
New graves of Covid-19 victims at a cemetery in the Greek city of Thessaloniki this week. The disease caused nearly four times the number of deaths due to malaria, according to the World Health Organisation. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 05, 2020, with the headline 'Many countries battling new waves of infection'. Subscribe