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Brazil to join Covax vaccine facility

Brazil to join Covax vaccine facility

Brazil, which has the world's second-highest coronavirus death toll, has decided to join the global Covid-19 vaccine partnership known as Covax and will earmark 2.5 billion reais ($454 million) for securing vaccines

Brazil's Bolsonaro says new Covid-19 test came back negative

Brazil's Bolsonaro says new Covid-19 test came back negative

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Saturday that he has tested negative for the novel coronavirus after weeks quarantined in his residence due to an infection.

Chinese Covid-19 vaccine starts final tests in Brazil

Chinese Covid-19 vaccine starts final tests in Brazil

A Chinese-made vaccine against the new coronavirus has entered the final stage of testing in Brazil, where volunteers received the first doses of what officials hope will be a game-changer in the global pandemic.

Brazil virus death toll crosses 80,000

Brazil virus death toll crosses 80,000

Brazil's coronavirus death toll has surpassed 80,000, according to health ministry figures, as the country hit second-hardest in the world continued struggling to control the pandemic.

China's CanSino in talks for Covid vaccine Phase III trial overseas

China's CanSino in talks for Covid vaccine Phase III trial overseas

Chinese vaccine developer CanSino Biologics is in talks with Russia, Brazil, Chile and Saudi Arabia to launch a Phase III trial of its experimental Covid-19 vaccine, its co-founder said on Saturday.

Global coronavirus cases near 7 million as outbreak grows in Brazil, India

Global coronavirus cases near 7 million as outbreak grows in Brazil, India

Global cases of the novel coronavirus neared 7 million on Saturday, as case numbers surge in Brazil and India, according to a Reuters tally.

99-year-old WWII veteran beats coronavirus in Brazil

99-year-old WWII veteran beats coronavirus in Brazil

A 99-year-old World War II veteran in Brazil was released from hospital with military honors Tuesday after recovering from the coronavirus.

Brazil lawmakers pass 'war budget' as coronavirus cases top 10,000

Brazil lawmakers pass 'war budget' as coronavirus cases top 10,000

Brazil's lower house of Congress approved a constitutional amendment for a ‘war budget’ to separate coronavirus-related spending from the government's main budget and shield the economy ...

Detained Ronaldinho 'did not know' passport was fake, lawyer says

Detained Ronaldinho 'did not know' passport was fake, lawyer says

Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho did not deliberately use a fake passport and should be released by authorities in Paraguay, his lawyer said.

13 killed as boat sinks in Brazilian Amazon

13 killed as boat sinks in Brazilian Amazon

At least 13 people were killed when a riverboat sank in the Amazon rainforest region, Brazilian authorities said Monday, as survivors described fleeing the foundering boat in terror.

Brazil confirms first coronavirus case in Latin America

Brazil confirms first coronavirus case in Latin America

Brazil's Health Ministry on Wednesday confirmed the first case of a fast-spreading new coronavirus in Latin America, diagnosing a 61-year-old man in Sao Paulo who returned recently from Italy.

Women grab limelight at India's Republic Day pageantry

Women grab limelight at India's Republic Day pageantry

Huge crowds gathered for India's Republic Day parade Sunday, with women taking centre-stage at the annual pomp-filled spectacle of military might featuring army tanks, horses and camels.