Brazil tops 10,000 deaths from COVID-19

Brazil tops 10,000 deaths from COVID-19

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Rio de Janeiro: According to data released by the Ministry of Health on Saturday, Brazil is the hardest-hit Latin American country in the coronavirus pandemic, with more than 10,000 deaths.

Despite the high figures in Brazil-10,627 deaths and 155,939 confirmed cases-scientists believe that the actual number may be 15 or 20 times worse than the latter given that the country cannot conduct extensive testing.

Congress and the Supreme Court ruled that the official mourning period is three days, and lawmakers asked Brazilians to follow the recommendations of the health authorities to reduce the infection rate, while preparing the country for “safety and certainty to return to normal.”

At the same time, according to a report on the Metropolitan News website, President Jair Bolsonaro opposed taking home measures because of his impact on the national economy and saw jet ski on Lake Paranoia in Brasilia .

Officials told AFP that he did not intend to issue a statement about the deaths of 10,000 people in the country.

In the past 24 hours alone, there have been 10,611 new cases and 730 deaths in Brazil, the second largest daily death toll in Brazil, after last Friday ’s record (751 deaths).

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