Friday, July 23, 2021


Indonesia tops Brazil for world’s most daily Covid deaths

Indonesia is now considered the new epicentre of the pandemic in Asia, having overtaken India.

Virus cluster at Japan hotel hosting Brazilian Olympians

None of the infected individuals came in contact with the athletes, health and sports officials say.

Brazil’s president hospitalised with chronic hiccups

Bolsonaro's son says he had had trouble speaking, but that if surgery were needed it should not be a serious procedure.

Delta variant circulating in Brazil’s most populated state, says health official

The Delta variant, more transmissible than any previous strain, has already been found in some 100 countries.

Thousands in Brazil join anti-Bolsonaro protests

There were rallies in the cities of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Belem, Recife and Maceio, with protesters carrying signs saying things like 'Genocidal Bolsonaro' and 'Yes to the Vaccines'.

Amazon jungle ravaged by most June fires since 2007

Fires in the Amazon are overwhelmingly man-made, with natural blazes extremely rare.

Fresh bid to impeach Brazil president over Covid response

Anti-Bolsonaro protests are planned in Brasilia this week.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro in a bind over suspected graft in India vaccine deal

Jair Bolsonaro is now in the hot seat over accusations that the Covaxin deal was a front to embezzle millions of dollars, that a key ally masterminded the plan, and that he knew all about it.

Brazil sets daily record for Covid cases as third wave breaks

115,228 new cases were identified and 2,392 more deaths.

Third pandemic wave hits as Brazil surpasses half a million Covid deaths

Many epidemiologists believe the lockdown restrictions were lifted too soon at a time when daily deaths were still up around the 2,000 mark.

Brazil president fined for maskless motorcycle rally

Jair Bolsonaro has been holding such rallies across Brazil as he gears up to seek re-election next year.

Booed on plane, Brazil president tells critics to ‘take a donkey’

Brazilian media reports say he also removed his mask in the airport, in violation of regulations in place to contain the pandemic.

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