The global death toll from Covid-19 has hit the 2 million mark. 

The sobering figure was surpassed earlier today, just over a year after the first case was discovered in Wuhan, China. 

With two million people now dead, countries across the world are scrambling to roll out mass vaccine programmes across their populations. 

In wealthy countries such as the United States, Britain,Israel, Canada and Germany millions of citizens have already been given some measure of protection with at least one dose of the vaccines.

Developing countries like Jamaica are expected to begin their vaccination programmes in March.

The US Centres for Disease Control is urging continued vigilance as Covid 19 cases continue to spike across several US states. 

Incoming US President, Joe Biden, has committed to vaccinating 100 million Americans in his first 100 days in office.