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Brazil's Rio risks second wave of COVID-19 with ill-timed reopening

16 Sep 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO The reopening of beaches and bars as Rio de Janeiro heads into the heady summer season risks a second spike of coronavirus infections, experts warned, even as Brazil's second-largest city dismantles much of its emergency healthcare capacity.

After months of heartache, signs of COVID-19 easing in Brazil

02 Sep 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's COVID-19 death toll appears to be easing for the first time since May, data shows, a sign the Latin American country could be descending from a long infection plateau that has seen it suffer the world's second-worst outbreak after the United States.

Brazil sees early signs coronavirus spread is slowing

20 Aug 2020

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO The spread of coronavirus in Brazil could be about to slow, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday, amid reports the transmission rate has fallen below the key level and early signs of a gradual decline in the weekly totals of cases and fatalities.

Brazilian state agrees to produce Russian COVID-19 vaccine

13 Aug 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA A Brazilian technology institute said on Wednesday it expects to produce a controversial coronavirus Russian vaccine by the second half of 2021, shortly after the state of Parana signed a memorandum of understanding with Moscow.

Brazil COVID-19 deaths reach 100,000 and barrel onward

08 Aug 2020

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's death toll from COVID-19 passed 100,000 on Saturday and continue to climb as most Brazilian cities reopen shops and dining even though the pandemic has yet to peak.

Brazil COVID-19 deaths reach 100,000 and barrel onward

08 Aug 2020

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 8 Brazil's death toll from COVID-19 is expected to hit 100,000 on Saturday and continue to climb as most Brazilian cities reopen shops and dining even though the pandemic has yet to peak.

Brazil, hotbed for COVID-19 vaccine testing, may struggle to produce its own

04 Aug 2020

BRASILIA Brazilian officials say they can start making COVID-19 vaccines developed by British and Chinese researchers within a year. Experts say it will take at least twice as long, leaving Brazil reliant on imports to slow the world's second-worst outbreak.

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