Coronavirus: WHO advises to wear masks in public areas, reversing policy New evidence shows masks can help stop the spread of the virus, the World Health Organization says.
Brazil’s coronavirus death toll tops 20,000
More than 20,000 people have now died with coronavirus in Brazil – making the South American country the new epicentre of the pandemic.
But despite soaring cases, Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro is still dismissing the risks of the virus and calling for lockdown measures to be eased.
As the disease spreads to indigenous areas – what health services they do have are being rapidly overwhelmed.