Coronavirus resurgence in Brazil Amazon’s largest city dashes hope for herd immunity

The largest city in Brazil’s Amazon has closed bars and river beaches to contain a fresh surge of coronavirus cases, a trend that may dash theories that Manaus was one … Read More

Brazil’s Bolsonaro under fire for not pushing mandatory coronavirus vaccine

Critics of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro are again speaking out against the leader’s stance on the coronavirus pandemic, this time rejecting his view that vaccination for the virus shouldn’t be … Read More

Brazil’s leader Bolsonaro says no one will be forced to take coronavirus vaccine

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has consistently downplayed the severity of the coronavirus outbreak, said on Monday that nobody will be forced to have the vaccine against the pandemic once … Read More

Brazil records 566 new coronavirus deaths over past 24 hours

Brazil registered 566 additional coronavirus deaths over the past 24 hours and 16,158 new cases, the Health Ministry said on Sunday evening. The nation has now registered 120,828 deaths attributed … Read More

Over 250,000 people have died of coronavirus across Latin America

The number of reported COVID-19 deaths in Latin America passed 250,000 on Thursday, as the virus afflicts the region that has become the worst hit in the world. The grim … Read More

Coronavirus cases top 6 million in Latin America, region worst-hit by pandemic

Coronavirus cases in Latin America, the region of the world worst-affected by the pandemic, exceeded 6 million on Friday and continued to accelerate, according to a Reuters tally, as most … Read More

‘I regret all the deaths,’ Brazil’s Bolsonaro says as over 100,000 die from coronavirus

Brazil surpassed a grim milestone of 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday night, and five months after the first reported case the country has not shown signs of crushing the … Read More

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro says he tested negative for coronavirus

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Saturday that he has tested negative for the new coronavirus, based on a fourth test since he said July 7 that he had the virus. … Read More

Brazil’s isolated Indigenous groups report first coronavirus deaths

The first deaths from COVID-19 have come to a vast, remote region of the Amazon that Brazil’s government says is home to greatest concentration of isolated Indigenous groups in the … Read More

It took 27 days for Brazil to go from 1 million coronavirus cases to 2 million

Brazil on Thursday passed the 2 million confirmed coronavirus cases mark, with little sign that the rate of increase is slowing as anger grows over President Jair Bolsonaro’s handling of … Read More

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus a 2nd time

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Wednesday he has tested positive for the new coronavirus for a second time, following his July 7 announcement that he had COVID-19. “I did the … Read More

Coronavirus hits ‘full speed’ in Africa as Asia, Europe warn public against complacency

BELGRADE, Serbia — Asian and European officials pleaded with their citizens Thursday to respect modest precautions as several countries saw coronavirus outbreaks accelerate or sought to prevent new flare-ups, while … Read More

Coronavirus: Brazilian President Bolsonaro tested for COVID-19 again

By Pedro Fonseca and Gram Slattery Reuters Posted July 6, 2020 8:23 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Brazilian President Jair … Read More

Coronavirus: Brazil’s President Bolsonaro says lungs are ‘clean’ after COVID-19 test

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday he had undergone another test for the novel coronavirus and his lungs were “clean,” after local media reported he had symptoms associated with … Read More

Bolsonaro shuns face masks at event as country records 1,000 deaths in single day

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro attended a U.S. Independence Day celebration in Brazil’s capital Saturday at which participants declined to wear face masks, one day after he vetoed obligatory use of … Read More

Brazil’s coronavirus deaths surpass 50,000

Brazil, the world’s No. 2 coronavirus hot spot after the United States, officially passed 50,000 coronavirus deaths on Sunday, a blow for a country already grappling with more than 1 … Read More

Brazil becomes just second country to pass 1 million coronavirus cases

Brazil passed 1 million coronavirus cases on Friday and approached 50,000 deaths, a new nadir for the world’s second worst-hit country as it struggles with a tense political climate and … Read More

Bolsonaro’s concealment of Brazilian coronavirus data a survival move: experts

As the coronavirus claims tens of thousands of lives in Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro is focused on ensuring his political survival and mobilizing his far-right supporters to do so. With … Read More

Brazil takes down months of coronavirus data from website as COVID-19 deaths rise

Brazil removed from public view months of data on its COVID-19 epidemic on Saturday, as President Jair Bolsonaro defended delays and changes to official record-keeping of the world’s second-largest coronavirus … Read More

Brazil president threatens to exit WHO as coronavirus death toll rises

President Jair Bolsonaro threatened on Friday to pull Brazil out of the World Health Organization after the UN agency warned governments about the risk of lifting lockdowns before slowing the … Read More

Brazil seeks to reopen despite reporting over 1,000 coronavirus deaths daily

Brazil registered a record number of daily deaths from the novel coronavirus for a second consecutive day, according to Health Ministry data released on Wednesday, even as city and state authorities … Read More

2,000 people to participate in Brazil’s coronavirus vaccine test this month: officials

Brazil this month will start testing an experimental vaccine against the novel coronavirus being developed by researchers at the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca Plc, Brazil’s health surveillance agency Anvisa … Read More

Coronavirus: U.S. travel ban on Brazil to start Tuesday, 2 days earlier than announced

By Staff Reuters Posted May 25, 2020 9:09 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The White House on Monday brought forward … Read More

World reports largest ever increase in daily coronavirus cases

The World Health Organization expressed concern on Wednesday about the rising number of new coronavirus cases in poor countries, even as many rich nations have begun emerging from lockdown. The … Read More

‘New normal’ anything but as countries continue to slowly reopen amid coronavirus

Hundreds of thousands of high school seniors in South Korea had their temperature checked and rubbed their hands with sanitizer as they returned to school Wednesday, many for the first … Read More

Trump mulls travel ban for Brazil as country’s coronavirus cases rise to 3rd in world

U.S. President Donald Trump said he’s considering banning travel from Brazil as the country continues to break daily records in reported coronavirus cases and deaths. Speaking to reporters at a … Read More

Brazil agency’s slow response led to rising Indigenous COVID-19 cases: sources

As COVID-19 reached remote indigenous lands in Brazil’s Amazon, the government agency responsible for protecting native people brushed off calls for action, focusing instead on waging ideological battles, according to … Read More

Brazil loses second health minister in a month as coronavirus outbreak grows

Brazil lost its second health minister in a month on Friday after President Jair Bolsonaro demanded wider use of unproven anti-malarial drugs to fight the coronavirus outbreak, adding to turmoil … Read More

Coronavirus engulfs Latin America as Brazil, Mexico report record surges in cases

Brazil and Mexico on Thursday reported a record one-day rise in new coronavirus cases, just as leaders of both countries intensified attempts to reopen their economies even as the spread … Read More

Brazil’s Supreme Court overturns rules limiting gay men from donating blood

Brazil’s Supreme Court has overturned rules that limit gay and bisexual men from donating blood in a decision considered a human rights victory for LGBT+ people in the country. The … Read More

Brazil eyes restart of soccer games, businesses as coronavirus cases top 66,000

Brazil’s government is working on a plan to gradually reopen economic activity that has been shuttered in efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus, and hopes professional soccer matches … Read More

Brazil leader wants to end social distancing even as cases soar past 3,400

Brazil on Friday barred all non-resident foreigners from entering the country via its airports to slow the spread of the coronavirus, but President Jair Bolsonaro urged Brazilians to return to … Read More

Bolsonaro denies Brazil healthcare system will collapse as coronavirus cases top 1,500

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has denied the country’s healthcare system will collapse next month, contradicting his own health minister as the number of deaths in the country jumped 39 per … Read More

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