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.
India’s COVID tally has surpassed Brazil to become the second most corona-hit country in the world.
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.
As of today, India is less than 10,000 cases short of Brazil's. India could overtake Brazil as early as by tomorrow.
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.
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 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.
"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.
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.
Populism in politics means pushing policies that are popular with “the people,” not the elites and the experts.
Brazil registered 67,860 additional cases of the virus on Wednesday, along with 1,284 related deaths.
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.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has gone all in on hydroxychloroquine to help his novel coronavirus-ravaged country beat COVID-19.
Jair Bolsonaro had on Tuesday said that he has tested positive for coronavirus.
Bolsonaro announced on live television that his latest test results have come back positive
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.
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.
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.
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.
Unites States is the worst-hit country with 2,071,489 reported cases and 115,291 deaths.
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's Health Ministry removed the data from a website that had documented the epidemic over time and by state and municipality.
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.
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.
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.