Brazil reports 15,827 new coronavirus cases, 314 more deaths

Brazil recorded 15,827 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, along with 314 deaths from COVID-19, the Health Ministry said on Saturday. Brazil has registered more than 7.7 million cases of the virus since the pandemic began 10 months ago, while the official dea


Brazil reports more than 1,000 COVID-19 deaths for third straight day

Brazil reported 56,773 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, and 1,074 deaths from COVID-19, the health ministry said on Thursday. It was the third day in a row with over 1,000 deaths in a resurgence of the pandemic in the South American country. Brazil has re


Brazil records more than 1,000 COVID-19 deaths for the third consecutive day

On Thursday, the Brazilian Ministry of Health announced that it had recorded 56,773 new cases of coronavirus during the past 24 hours. It added that it also recorded 1074 deaths from Covid-19 disease, for the third day in a row, as cases returned to the increase. Brazil has recorded 7 million 67


Brazil detects two cases of new coronavirus variant found in UK

A Brazilian lab said on Thursday it has detected two cases of the new coronavirus variant that has spread rapidly in Britain, and urged reinforcement of quarantine measures for travelers coming from Europe. Diagnostic medicine company Dasa said in a statement that it had detected the SARS-CoV-2 s


Brazil eyes emergency use for AstraZeneca vaccine after UK approval

Brazil will soon weigh emergency-use approval for AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine after Britain gave the green light on Wednesday, as Latin America’s largest country rushes to catch up with immunization programs underway around the hard-hit region. Brazil’s health regulator Anvis


Brazil's vice president taking antimalarial drug for COVID-19

Brazilian Vice President Hamilton Mourao is taking the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine as part of an unproven treatment after contracting the novel coronavirus, his office said on Monday. In a statement, Mourao’s office said the vice president’s health is “good” and h


Brazil coronavirus death toll hits 190,000

Brazil registered 22,967 additional cases of the new coronavirus and 482 related deaths in the prior 24 hours, according to data from the country’s Health Ministry on Friday The South American country has now registered 7,448,560 total confirmed coronavirus cases and 190,488 deaths from COV


Chinese Sinovac vaccine 'effective in late-stage Brazil trial'

Chinese vaccine maker Sinovac Biotech's Covid-19 vaccine proved effective in late-stage trials in Brazil, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing people involved in the vaccine's development. Sao Paulo state's Butantan Institute, which is organising the late-stage trials


Brazil investigates rescue of maid enslaved for nearly 40 years

A Brazilian woman enslaved as a maid from the age of eight for almost four decades and forced into marriage has been rescued in a rare crackdown on domestic slavery, officials said on Monday. The 46-year-old was found living in a small room in an apartment in Patos de Minas, in the southeastern s


Brazil's Bolsonaro says rush for coronavirus vaccine not justified

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has refused to take any coronavirus vaccine, said on Saturday that he did not think the world’s rush for a vaccine was justified because the pandemic is in his view coming to an end. New coronavirus cases have not indicated the pandemic is ending. In


Brazil surpasses 7 million Corona infections ... and suffers from the highest daily rate of new cases

Brazil broke the barrier of 7 million cases of the emerging coronavirus (Covid-19), Wednesday, according to the country's Ministry of Health. The Brazilian government announced the registration of 70,574 new cases of Covid virus during the past 24 hours. This brings the total number of cases in B


Brazil cops nabbed after images capture arrest of two men later found dead

Two Brazilian police officers have been arrested in Rio de Janeiro after security camera images showed them shooting at two young men on a motorbike, before taking them away in a car. The two men later turned up dead. Saturday’s incident in the poor Rio suburb of Belford Roxo shines a fresh


Brazil rolls out COVID-19 vaccination plan

The Brazilian government unveiled its long-awaited national vaccination plan against COVID-19 on Saturday with an initial goal of vaccinating 51 million people, or about one-fourth of the population, in the first half of 2021. In a document sent to the Supreme Court, which had given the governmen


Vaccine refusal in Brazil grows to 22%, most reject Chinese shot: poll

 The share of Brazilians unwilling to take any COVID-19 vaccine grew to 22% this week, from 9% in August, and most said they would not accept one made in China, a new poll showed on Saturday, as President Jair Bolsonaro’s comments stoked wider skepticism. The survey by pollster Datafol


Brazilian authorities pledge to vaccinate all citizens against Corona

Brazil pledged, Thursday, December 10, 2020, to vaccinate all its residents with vaccines against the emerging corona virus. Next year, Health Minister Eduardo Pazuelo said that his country will provide vaccines for all the population against the Corona epidemic. During a radio interview, the Mi


Brazil still weighing priority vaccination of pregnant women

Brazil is still weighing whether to include pregnant women among the priority groups for early vaccination against COVID-19, the Ministry of Health’s Secretary of Health Surveillance Arnaldo Medeiros told journalists on Wednesday. He said vaccine makers had not included pregnant volunteers


Sao Paulo state gets one million doses of Chinese COVID-19 vaccine

São Paulo’s Butantan Institute biomedical center on Thursday received 1 million doses of a Chinese COVID-19 vaccine developed by Sinovac Biotech Ltd that is undergoing late-stage testing by the institute at 16 locations in Brazil. The consignment of CoronaVac vaccine, which will be p


In Brazil, Santa not coming to town as pandemic hits

Christmas wasn’t just a time to be merry for Gino Esposito, it was a job. With a thick waist and long gray beard, Esposito is a professional Santa Claus who dresses up to hear children’s Christmas wishes at shopping malls in Rio de Janeiro. But this year the coronavirus, and the soci




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