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Brazil suffers record daily coronavirus death toll, soon to be world No. 2

22 May 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA Brazil suffered a record of 1,188 daily coronavirus deaths on Thursday and is fast approaching Russia to become the world's No. 2 COVID-19 hot spot behind the United States.

Bolsonaro will 'soon' sign coronavirus aid deal but wants public pay freeze

21 May 2020

BRASILIA, May 21 Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday said he would sign off on a federal assistance program for states and cities hit by the coronavirus outbreak "as soon as possible," but asked governors for support freezing public sector pay increases.

Brazil widens use of malaria drugs in mild coronavirus cases

20 May 2020

BRASILIA Brazil's health ministry on Wednesday issued new guidelines for wider use of anti-malarial drugs in mild coronavirus cases, a treatment touted by President Jair Bolsonaro in defiance of public health experts warning of possible health risks.

Brazil loses new health minister as Bolsonaro grabs reins in coronavirus crisis

16 May 2020

BRASILIA 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 in one of the pandemic's worst global hotspots.

Brazil coronavirus cases hit daily record as Bolsonaro pressures CEOs

15 May 2020

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil registered a daily record 13,944 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday, as President Jair Bolsonaro urged business leaders to push for lifting lockdown orders in financial center Sao Paulo to help the economy.

Brazil's coronavirus cases pass Germany's as Bolsonaro fights to open gyms

13 May 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA Brazil's confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus passed Germany on Tuesday, as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro fought states over his wish to reopen gyms and beauty parlors even as his country becomes a new global hotspot for the pandemic.

Brazil's coronavirus cases pass Germany's as Bolsonaro fights to open gyms

13 May 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA Brazil's confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus passed Germany on Tuesday, as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro fought states over his wish to reopen gyms and beauty parlors even as his country becomes a new global hotspot for the pandemic.

Brazil's Bolsonaro challenges governors to sue over gym reopenings amid COVID

12 May 2020

BRASILIA, May 12 Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday that governors protesting his decree to reopen gyms and hair salons can file lawsuits against it, escalating a dispute over local lockdowns instituted to slow the spread of the new coronavirus outbreak.

Brazil's Guedes warns of virus-control measures' economic toll

07 May 2020

BRASILIA The coronavirus is pushing Brazil towards food shortages and broader production problems, Economy Minister Paulo Guedes warned on Thursday, as he joined business leaders in a protest at the Supreme Court against measures enforced by state governors to repress the virus.

Rio police chief swap adds to federal probe of Bolsonaro

06 May 2020

BRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro confirmed on Tuesday the replacement of the federal police chief in Rio de Janeiro, adding to scrutiny by the country's top prosecutor of the right-wing populist's alleged interference in law enforcement.

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