Brazil Surges to Second in Coronavirus Cases Worldwide

23 Mai, 2020, 11:43 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Brazil Surges to Second in Coronavirus Cases Worldwide

Brazil is the "most affected", and authorities there have approved broad use of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine for treatment of COVID-19, he said.

"The virus has now spread to every country in the continent since the first case was confirmed in the region 14 weeks ago", the World Health Organization said in a statement, noting there were 3,100 confirmed deaths on the vast continent.

Brazil was the sixth country in the world with the most deaths, behind the US, UK, Italy, Spain and France, and has surpassed the 10,000 fatalities mark less than two months after the confirmation of the first on March 17.

Nine African countries had 50% rises in cases in the past week, while others have seen a decline or have stable rates, Ryan said.

Relatives attend burial for a person who died due to Covid-19 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The surge came as the World Health Organization declared South America "a new epicenter" of the pandemic.

The United States has registered more than 1.6 million cases and almost 96,000 deaths, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.

For the reason that pandemic broke out final December, greater than 5.2 million folks have been sickened and a few 338,000 killed worldwide, making it one of many deadliest viral outbreaks for the reason that 1918 Spanish Flu.

As the toll mounted, grave-diggers at a cemetery outside Sao Paulo scrambled to keep up.

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Brazil jumps to world number 2 in coronavirus cases, behind the US
But the president's focus on reducing economic disruption and lifting lockdown measures has been welcomed by supporters. On Monday, Brazil overtook Britain to become the country with the third highest number of infections.

"What's perverse is that a lot of the people who are exposing themselves to the virus are doing it because they don't have a choice". "It doesn't stop", said one worker at Vila Formosa, wearing a white protective suit, mask and face shield.

China's National Health Commission said it confirmed zero new cases of the virus on Saturday - a first since the country began tallying infections in January - and reported only two suspected cases, one of them imported from overseas.

"The governors need to do the right thing and allow these very important essential places of faith to open right now, for this weekend", said the president - who counts religious conservatives as a core of his electoral base.

The president threatened to "override" governors who defy him, but it was unclear whether Trump had any authority to force them to do so.

With this, Brazil has overtaken Russian Federation in circumstances of corona virus an infection.

Britain confirmed yesterday that it would impose a 14-day quarantine on global arrivals in addition to its ongoing social distancing rules.

The death toll has doubled in just 11 days, according to ministry data.

"There will be a significant mortality increase in May", Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova told a government meeting, vowing that doctors would try to "save the maximum number of patients".

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