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Bangladesh now 8th worst-hit: WHO

Bangladesh is now eighth in the global weekly increase in new coronavirus cases, according to World Health Organization (WHO).


Brazil coronavirus cases rise past 1.3m, deaths total 57,070

Brazil recorded 38,693 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours and 1,109 additional deaths, the health ministry said on Saturday.

A man places flowers near a cross during a symbolic protest and tribute for health workers who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 20 June 2020.

Brazil judge orders Bolsonaro to wear a mask due to COVID-19

Federal judge Renato Borelli ruled in a decision made public on Tuesday that Bolsonaro was subject to a fine of 2,000 reais ($387) a day if he continued to disobey a local ordinance in the federal ...

Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro speaks near Brazil's Economy Minister Paulo Guedes while leaving Alvorada Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, 27 April 2020.

Brazil passes 50,000 coronavirus deaths as outbreak worsens

Brazil, the world's No. 2 coronavirus hot spot after the United States, officially passed 50,000 coronavirus deaths on Sunday, a blow for a country already grappling with more than 1 million cases, ...

A man places flowers near a cross during a symbolic protest and tribute for health workers who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 20 June 2020.

Crisis deepens as Brazil records nearly 50,000 virus deaths

Nearly 50,000 people have died from the coronavirus in Brazil, the world no. 2 hotspot, with 1,022 fatalities in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said

People walk with bags at a popular shopping street amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 19 June 2020

WHO warns of ‘new and dangerous’ phase in pandemic

Tedros, whose leadership of the WHO has been severely criticised by US president Donald Trump, urged people to maintain social distancing and extreme vigilance'

Director general of the World Health Organisation Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-2019), in Geneva, Switzerland, on 28 February 2020

79.5m displaced at year-end despite COVID slowing exodus: UN

Nearly 80 million people worldwide, or 1 per cent of humanity, were uprooted at the end of 2019 after fleeing wars or persecution, a record figure capping a "tumultuous" decade of displacement, the ...

A Palestinian man repairs stoves in a makeshift shop amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, at the Beach refugee camp in Gaza City on 9 June 2020

Workers' rights seen crumbling as virus threatens further setbacks

Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Egypt and Honduras were rated as the worst countries, according to the annual index, which ranked 144 nations on the degree of respect for workers' rights.

A worker is seen at the Rafaut factory, an equipment supplier to French defense ministry and to civilian aeronautics major primes, at Villeneuve-la-Garenne near Paris, France, 17 June 2020.

WhatsApp launches digital payments first in Brazil

As WhatsApp Payments remain stuck in India, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday announced to launch digital payments for people using WhatsApp in Brazil, where the users would be able to send and ...

WhatsApp launches digital payments first in Brazil

Brazil takes down COVID-19 data, hiding death toll

Brazil removed from public view months of data on its COVID-19 epidemic on Saturday, as president Jair Bolsonaro defended delays and changes to official record-keeping of the world's second-largest ...

Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro is pictured at a press briefing in Brasilia, Brazil, 20 March.
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