Brazil records 41 thousand new injuries and 1,333 new deaths in Corona

On Tuesday evening, July 27, 2021, the Brazilian Ministry of Health announced that it had recorded about 41 thousand new infections and 1,333 new deaths from the Corona virus, which causes infection with “Covid-19”. And the ministry stated, in a daily statistic, that the number of rec

Brazilians take to streets again to demand Bolsonaro's impeachment

Protesters took to the streets in several Brazilian cities on Saturday to demand the impeachment of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, whose popularity has fallen in recent weeks amid corruption scandals against the backdrop of the pandemic. This week, news broke that Brazil’s defense mini

Brazil's Bolsonaro Recovering, Says Will Be 'Back in Action Soon'

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, undergoing hospital treatment for an obstructed intestine after a near-fatal 2018 stabbing, said on Friday he hoped to be "back in action soon," while doctors gave no date for him to be discharged. Bolsonaro, 66, has been in the hospital since Wednesday, when h

Bolsonaro in hospital after suffering from hiccups for two weeks

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was taken to hospital on Wednesday to undergo medical tests, after suffering from hiccups for at least two weeks. The Brazilian presidency confirmed that Bolsonaro arrived this morning at the Armed Forces Hospital in the capital, Brasilia, with the aim of determ

114.6 million doses of corona vaccines in Brazil

According to data for Bloomberg News Agency and Johns Hopkins University in the United States, Tuesday, July 13, 2021, a total of 114.6 million doses of the anti-Coronavirus vaccine have been administered in Brazil so far. The average vaccination rate in Brazil is estimated at 1.31 million doses

Brazil's Bolsonaro disapproval rating rises to all-time high -poll

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's disapproval rating rose to the highest level since he came to power two and a half years ago, with the far-right leader also slipping behind his main rival ahead of the election in 2022, a poll showed on Thursday. The survey, carried out by Brazilian pollster

Brazil's Bolsonaro implicated in alleged graft scheme as lawmaker, UOL reports

 Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was involved in a scheme to skim salaries of his aides while a federal deputy, website UOL reported on Monday, citing what it said were audios of his former sister-in-law explaining his role in the alleged racket. The scheme, known locally as rachadinha, i

Brazil passes half a million Covid-19 deaths

Brazil's death toll from Covid-19 surpassed 500,000 on Saturday as experts warn that the world's second-deadliest outbreak may worsen due to delayed vaccinations and the government's refusal to back social distancing measures. Only 11 per cent of Brazilians have been fully vaccinated and epidemio

Brazil set to pass half a million COVID-19 deaths

Only 11% of Brazilians have been fully vaccinated and epidemiologists warn that, with winter arriving in the southern hemisphere and new variants of the coronavirus circulating, deaths will continue to mount even if immunizations gain steam. Brazil has registered 498,499 deaths from 17,801,462 con

Brazil is facing a devastating third wave of Corona

Brazil faces the threat of a devastating third wave of the epidemic due to the slow pace of vaccination, premature easing of restrictions, and the spread of mutated versions of the virus. It is expected that Brazil will record 500,000 deaths by the end of the month, with one of the worst death ra

Brazil’s Anvisa approves Russian Sputnik V vaccine, with conditions

Brazilian health regulator Anvisa on Friday gave the green light for states to import the Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V, but with conditions attached.Anvisa’s board voted 4-1 to grant the conditional approval after more than seven hours of deliberation, following the recommendation of i

Rio de Janeiro drug shootout death toll rises to 28

The death toll from a police raid on a drug gang in a poor Rio de Janeiro neighbourhood on Thursday has risen to 28, civil police said on Friday, the deadliest operation ever carried out by the security forces in the Brazilian city. The bodies of three more victims removed from the fave

Brazil Calls On Countries To Share Spare Vaccines

Countries should share spare vaccine doses with Brazil to help the global fight against Covid-19 and meet the battered country's goal of inoculating all citizens by year-end, Brazilian Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga said on Friday. Speaking to a World Health Organization (WHO) briefing, Queiroga

Brazil’s COVID-19 vaccination program at risk due to 2nd dose no-shows

Brazil's COVID-19 vaccination program is being put at risk by people failing to show up for their second shot, with 1.5 million people missing appointments for the follow-up dose needed to maximize protection, according to the Health Ministry. Specialists say that is particularly concerning after

Brazil's hospitals running out of sedatives as COVID-19 rages

Brazil's hospitals were running out of drugs needed to sedate COVID-19 patients on Thursday, with the government urgently seeking to import supplies amid reports of the seriously ill being tied down and intubated without effective sedatives. Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga said Brazil was in tal

Brazil's Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro ease restrictions despite record COVID deaths

Brazil’s Sao Paulo state and the city of Rio de Janeiro are easing restrictions on hospitality businesses and other activities, authorities said on Friday, even as Latin America’s largest country continues to break its own grim records for daily COVID-19 deaths. Sao Paulo will allow c

Brazil's Bolsonaro speaks to Russia's Putin about Sputnik vaccine

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin by telephone on Tuesday about buying and domestically manufacturing the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, Bolsonaro’s office said. Brazil is racing to secure more vaccine supplies as a new wave of COVID-19 pushes

Brazil hopes veterinary facilities can help increase COVID-19 vaccine output

Brazil hopes to use veterinary facilities to increase COVID-19 vaccine output, authorities said on Saturday, as the country accounts for the world’s worst daily death tolls and its vaccination efforts lag. Brazil already makes or finishes coronavirus vaccines at its two main public health i