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  • This city in Brazil may have gotten immune to coronavirus Sep 24, 2020 10:06 AM IST

    This city in Brazil may have gotten immune to coronavirus

    While interventions by authorities and change in population behaviour may have helped limit the spread of COVID-19 in Brazil's Manaus, the "unusually high infection rate" suggests herd immunity played a role in determining the outbreak's size, a new study suggests.

  • Akhilesh Yadav attacks Centre over India ranking second in COVID cases globally Sep 07, 2020 11:59 AM IST

    Akhilesh Yadav attacks Centre over India ranking second in COVID cases globally

    India’s COVID tally has surpassed Brazil to become the second most corona-hit country in the world.

  • India becomes second worst-affected country as COVID-19 cases surpass Brazil's tally Sep 07, 2020 09:45 AM IST

    India becomes second worst-affected country as COVID-19 cases surpass Brazil's tally

    Experts have painted a grim picture of the COVID-19 situation in India saying that unlike the United States and Brazil, the country is yet to peak.

  • Coronavirus update: India could overtake Brazil, become second most-affected country within next 24 hours Sep 06, 2020 01:38 PM IST

    Coronavirus update: India could overtake Brazil, become second most-affected country within next 24 hours

    As of today, India is less than 10,000 cases short of Brazil's. India could overtake Brazil as early as by tomorrow.

  • In pics | Illegal gold miners ravage Brazil’s Amazon rainforest Aug 25, 2020 03:02 PM IST

    In pics | Illegal gold miners ravage Brazil’s Amazon rainforest

    According to the Amazon Geo-Referenced Socio-Enviromental Information Network, a monitoring group, more than 450 illegal gold mines are active in the rainforest, with thousands of applications for legal mines pending if the Bolsonaro bill is approved.

  • Coronavirus crisis has made Brazil an ideal vaccine laboratory Aug 16, 2020 02:46 PM IST

    Coronavirus crisis has made Brazil an ideal vaccine laboratory

    Three of the most promising and advanced vaccine studies in the world are relying on scientists and volunteers in Brazil, according to the World Health Organization’s report on the progress of vaccine research

  • India's single-day count of COVID-19 cases higher than US, Brazil in past 7 days: WHO data Aug 11, 2020 07:20 PM IST

    India's single-day count of COVID-19 cases higher than US, Brazil in past 7 days: WHO data

    India recorded 4,11,379 COVID-19 cases and 6,251 deaths due to the disease in a span of seven days till August 10, while the US which is at the number one spot in terms of both cases and deaths, registered 3,69,575 infections and 7,232 deaths during the same period.

  • Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he has 'mold' in lungs Jul 31, 2020 02:45 PM IST

    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he has 'mold' in lungs

    "After 20 days indoors, I have other problems. I have mold in my lungs," he said, referring to nearly three weeks he spent at the official presidential residence. He tested positive for the coronavirus on July 7 and then negative last Saturday.

  • Galleries shut by COVID-19, Brazil has a drive-thru art show Jul 25, 2020 10:39 AM IST

    Galleries shut by COVID-19, Brazil has a drive-thru art show

    Viewers can visit only inside a car. The cost is 40 reais ($8) per car, with up to four people. For those who do not have a car, the exhibition offers one that can accommodate up to three people, for the same price.

  • In struggle against coronavirus pandemic, populist leaders fare poorly Jul 23, 2020 04:15 PM IST

    In struggle against coronavirus pandemic, populist leaders fare poorly

    Populism in politics means pushing policies that are popular with “the people,” not the elites and the experts.

  • Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19 again Jul 23, 2020 08:58 AM IST

    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19 again

    Brazil registered 67,860 additional cases of the virus on Wednesday, along with 1,284 related deaths.

  • Communication collapse: Inside Facebook's tussle with Brazil's central bank Jul 16, 2020 05:15 PM IST

    Communication collapse: Inside Facebook's tussle with Brazil's central bank

    The ubiquitous messaging service was finally entering the financial services arena with a payment service in Latin America's largest economy, after years of questions over how Facebook would make money from it.

  • Jair Bolsonaro bets 'miraculous cure' for COVID-19 can save Brazil — and his life Jul 09, 2020 07:44 AM IST

    Jair Bolsonaro bets 'miraculous cure' for COVID-19 can save Brazil — and his life

    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has gone all in on hydroxychloroquine to help his novel coronavirus-ravaged country beat COVID-19.

  • PM Modi wishes Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro speedy recovery from COVID-19 Jul 08, 2020 11:00 AM IST

    PM Modi wishes Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro speedy recovery from COVID-19

    Jair Bolsonaro had on Tuesday said that he has tested positive for coronavirus.

  • Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus Jul 07, 2020 09:03 PM IST

    Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

    Bolsonaro announced on live television that his latest test results have come back positive

  • AstraZeneca says Brazil close to coronavirus vaccine deal Jun 30, 2020 08:16 AM IST

    AstraZeneca says Brazil close to coronavirus vaccine deal

    AstraZeneca director Jorge Mazzei told reporters on Monday that if the vaccine works he believes the hard-hit South American nation will get it at the end of the year. But he has just had the first call with local partners Fiocruz and will start working on a contract on Tuesday.

  • Brazil suspends WhatsApp's new payments system Jun 24, 2020 07:41 AM IST

    Brazil suspends WhatsApp's new payments system

    The central bank said in a statement that rolling out the service without previous analysis by the monetary authority could damage the Brazilian payments system in the areas of competition, efficiency and data privacy.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Brazil now has 2nd highest COVID-19 death total Jun 14, 2020 08:52 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Brazil now has 2nd highest COVID-19 death total

    The news came as states and cities across Brazil start to ease restrictive measures introduced more than two months ago in hopes of limiting the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Airbnb partners with Brazil virus hotspot Sao Paulo on post-pandemic tourism Jun 13, 2020 03:15 PM IST

    Airbnb partners with Brazil virus hotspot Sao Paulo on post-pandemic tourism

    Virus hotspot Sao Paulo is the first destination in Latin America chosen by Airbnb as part of a global push to revive its business as authorities ease coronavirus-related restrictions on tourism.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | India surpasses UK's COVID-19 tally Jun 11, 2020 09:56 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | India surpasses UK's COVID-19 tally

    Unites States is the worst-hit country with 2,071,489 reported cases and 115,291 deaths.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Global death toll from COVID-19 passes 4,00,000 Jun 07, 2020 05:03 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Global death toll from COVID-19 passes 4,00,000

    Brazil's last official numbers recorded over 34,000 virus-related deaths, the third-highest toll in the world behind the US and Britain.

  • Brazil takes down COVID-19 data, hiding soaring death toll Jun 07, 2020 09:31 AM IST

    Brazil takes down COVID-19 data, hiding soaring death toll

    Brazil's Health Ministry removed the data from a website that had documented the epidemic over time and by state and municipality.

  • Bolsonaro threatens WHO exit as COVID-19 kills 'a Brazilian per minute' Jun 06, 2020 01:03 PM IST

    Bolsonaro threatens WHO exit as COVID-19 kills 'a Brazilian per minute'

    Bolsonaro's dismissal of the coronavirus risks to public health and efforts to lift state quarantines have drawn criticism from across the political spectrum in Brazil, where some accuse him of using the crisis to undermine democratic institutions.

  • Brazil to start testing Oxford University and AstraZeneca's experimental vaccine against COVID-19 this month Jun 03, 2020 10:47 PM IST

    Brazil to start testing Oxford University and AstraZeneca's experimental vaccine against COVID-19 this month

    Anvisa authorized the testing late on Tuesday. Some 2,000 people will participate in the trial, which will be conducted with the support of the Health Ministry, Unifesp said.

  • Americas will be hardest hit by COVID-19 job losses: ILO May 27, 2020 07:55 PM IST

    Americas will be hardest hit by COVID-19 job losses: ILO

    The Americas, meanwhile, had jumped from being the least affected region in labour market terms in the first quarter to being the most affected, with an expected 13.1 percent drop in working hours in the second, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, told a briefing.

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