Brazil’s Bolsonaro fined for not wearing mask at motorcycle rally amid COVID-19

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro led a throng of motorcyclist supporters through the streets of Sao Paulo on Saturday and got hit with a fine for failure to wear a mask. … Read More

Brazil to resume trial of China’s Sinovac coronavirus vaccine

Brazil‘s health regulator Anvisa has allowed the resumption of late-stage clinical trials for China’s Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine, which had been suspended due to the death of a volunteer that was … Read More

Bolsonaro claims ‘victory’ as Chinese coronavirus vaccine trial halted in Brazil

Brazil‘s health regulator has suspended a clinical trial for China‘s Sinovac coronavirus vaccine citing a severe adverse event, delighting President Jair Bolsonaro, who has criticized it for lacking credibility amid … 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

‘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

Global coronavirus cases are on the rise. But not everywhere.

The world is seeing an uptick in novel coronavirus cases. So far, 16.3 million people have been infected with the virus across the globe while 650,918 people have died, according … 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

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: 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

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

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

With more coronavirus cases than Spain or Italy, Brazil is world’s 4th biggest hotspot

Brazil’s confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus rose on Saturday past those of Spain and Italy, which was once the epicenter of the pandemic, making Brazil’s outbreak the fourth largest … 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

Biggest threat to Brazil’s coronavirus response may be its own leader: medical journal

The biggest threat to Brazil’s ability to successfully combat the spread of the coronavirus and tackle the unfolding public health crisis is the country’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, according to British … 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’s Bolsonaro calls coronavirus ‘a little flu,’ claims strong measures unnecessary

Even as coronavirus cases mount in Latin America’s largest nation, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has staked out the most deliberately dismissive position of any major world leader, calling the pandemic … 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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