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India’s Virus Emergency Is Only Just Beginning

(Bloomberg) -- It’s a mass exodus not seen since the days following India’s independence in 1947.Hundreds of thousands of the country’s poorest citizens are walking long distances from cities back to their villages, carrying what little they have on their shoulders along major highways. Many lost their jobs and housing virtually overnight after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a three-week lockdown on March 24.The decision is aimed at stopping the spread of Covid-19 in a country of 1.3 bil...
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Bolsonaro government thanked Johnson for Amazon fire support

UK prime minister’s refusal to criticise Amazon fires and sharp rise in deforestation praised by Brazilian ambassador Boris Johnson was personally thanked by the Brazilian government for refusing to support European action over the Amazon fires, according to documents obtained by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.As the rainforest burned last summer – fuelled by a sharp rise in deforestation that critics blame partly on President Jair Bolsonaro’s agenda – Johnson criticised a threat by the ...
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The Latest: Trump could call for Congress to reconvene

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.TOP OF THE HOUR:— Trump extends stay-at-home guidelines for another 30 days.— New York state nearing 1,000 coronavirus deaths.—Britain on emergency footing for first time since WWII.___WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says Congress should re-convene if some Americans d...
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The Latest: Brazil's Bolsonaro gathers crowds in Brasilia

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.TOP OF THE HOUR:— New York state nearing 1,000 coronavirus deaths.—Britain on emergency footing for first time since WWII.— Detroit convention centre to be turned into 900-bed medical site.___RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro continues to defy calls from...
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Bolsonaro threatens to sack health minister over coronavirus criticism

Brazilian president warns Luiz Henrique Mandetta not to speak out against him in publicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Jair Bolsonaro has reportedly told his health minister he will sack him if he dares criticise his handling of the coronavirus crisis.According to a report in the Estado de São Paulo newspaper, the Brazilian president’s warning came during a top-level meeting on Saturday as the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country rose to more than 3,900 ...
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Brazil’s Bolsonaro makes life-or-death coronavirus gamble

Even as coronavirus cases mount in Latin America’s largest nation, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has staked out the most deliberately dismissive position of any major world leader, calling the pandemic a momentary, minor problem and saying strong measures to contain it are unnecessary. Bolsonaro says his response to the disease matches that of President Donald Trump in the U.S., but the Brazilian leader has gone further, labeling the virus as “a little flu” and saying state governors’ aggre...
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President Bolsonaro boasts that Brazilians can bathe in excrement and not get sick

Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro boasted that his citizens are immune to the coronavirus because they have the magical ability to wallow in human waste “and nothing happens,” reports The Guardian. “They never catch anything. You see some bloke jumping into the sewage, he gets out, has a dive, right? And nothing happens to him,” he told reporters. Unfortunately, Bolsonaro's magical thinking appears to be immune to the wily virus: On Thursday Brazil’s health ministry said that its coronavirus dea...
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Bolsonaro's anti-science response to coronavirus appals Brazil's governors

The president has contradicted his own health ministry by urging people to return to work and schools – ‘I was gobsmacked,’ said one former Bolsonaro allyCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTop Brazilian politicians from across the political spectrum have warned that Jair Bolsonaro is putting thousands of lives at risk with what they called his reckless, paranoid, anti-scientific and belligerent response to the coronavirus.In a series of scathing interviews – condu...
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Amazon Tribes at Acute Risk from the Coronavirus - "Extremely Vulnerable"

The novel coronavirus poses a deadly threat to the indigenous peoples in the Amazon rainforest. But Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is doing nothing to protect them, says the former head of the government authority responsible for their protection.
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Jair Bolsonaro claims Brazilians 'never catch anything' as Covid-19 cases rise

President suggests citizens may already have antibodies that help virus ‘not to proliferate’, as cases rise to nearly 3,000Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBrazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro has tried to reassure his citizens over the threat of coronavirus by claiming Brazilians can bathe in excrement “and nothing happens”.As Brazil’s Covid-19 death toll rose to 77, Bolsonaro scotched the idea Latin America’s biggest economy could soon face a situation as severe as the ...
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Half-Million People Infected With COVID-19 Worldwide

The human and economic toll of the lockdowns against the coronavirus mounted Thursday as India struggled to feed the multitudes, Italy shut down most of its industry, and a record-shattering 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits in a single week. As the number of infections worldwide reached a half-million and deaths climbed to about 23,000, the damage to people’s livelihoods and their well-being from the effort to flatten the rising curve started to come into focus. In Indi...
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Brazilians bang pots from windows in protest against Bolsonaro's handling of Covid-19 crisis – video

People in São Paulo banged pots and pans in solidarity with healthcare staff as the city respects a 15-day lockdown to combat the spread of coronavirus. Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has dropped in the ratings as he  downplayed the pandemic, berating governors of key states including Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, who have ordered residents to stay at homeBolsonaro says he 'wouldn't feel anything' if infected with Covid-19 and attacks state lockdownsBrazil's Jair Bolsonaro says coronavirus c...
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Coronavirus: Brazilians protesting against Bolsonaro bang pots and pans from windows – video

People in São Paulo banged pots and pans in solidarity with healthcare staff as the city respects a 15-day lockdown to combat the spread of coronavirus. Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has dropped in the ratings as he  downplayed the pandemic, berating governors of key states including Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, who have ordered residents to stay at homeBolsonaro says he 'wouldn't feel anything' if infected with Covid-19 and attacks state lockdownsBrazil's Jair Bolsonaro says coronavirus c...
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Brazilian President Echoes Trump As He Downplays Coronavirus

RIO DE JANEIRO — President Jair Bolsonaro is sticking with his contention that concern about the new coronavirus is overblown, and has accused Brazilian media of trying to stoke nationwide hysteria. Bolsonaro said in a nationally televised address that the media had seized on the death toll in Italy, which he said is suffering so severely because of its elderly population and colder climate. The president said: “The virus arrived, we are confronting it, and it will pass shortly. Our lives hav...
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Bolsonaro says coronavirus lockdowns should be abandoned – video

Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has dismissed the threat from coronavirus as media hype and said the country must 'return to normality'. He said given his 'athletic history' he would only 'catch a little cold' from the virus and was not concerned about it.Bolsonaro has claimed a wave of pot-banging protests, which entered their sixth night on Sunday, were part of a media-backed plot to topple him as two opinion polls suggested widespread discontent with his approachCoronavirus – la...
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Brazil's Bolsonaro Blames Press for Covid-19 'Hysteria,' Boasts He's Too Fit to Get Sick in Speech

Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro sparked protests with a Tuesday evening address in which he claimed the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is a media “fantasy,” demanded governors end quarantine and isolation measures, and bragged that he is so healthy he wouldn’t even know if he was infected, the Guardian…Read more...
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Bolsonaro says he 'wouldn't feel anything' if infected with Covid-19 and attacks state lockdowns

Brazil’s president uses national televised address to dismiss state-based health measures ‘scorched earth’ tactics Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBrazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has claimed he “wouldn’t feel anything” if infected with coronavirus and rubbished efforts to contain the illness with large-scale quarantines as his country’s two biggest cities went into shutdown in a desperate bid to save lives.In a televised address to the nation on Tuesday ...
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Bolsonaro urges Brazilians back to work, dismisses coronavirus 'hysteria'

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - As Brazil's largest city went into lockdown, President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday took aim at the "hysteria" over the coronavirus and urged that life must continue and jobs be preserved. In an address to the nation, Bolsonaro urged mayors and state governors to roll back lockdown measures that have brought Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo to near standstills. Bolsonaro has faced increasing criticism for his cavalier attitude toward the virus, which he has dismissed as...
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Brazilians protest against Bolsonaro's muddled coronavirus response

Citizens express dissatisfaction by hitting pots and pans from their windows and balconies Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBrazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, is facing an intensifying public backlash after his muddled reaction to the coronavirus crisis sparked five successive nights of protests and predictions that his political authority had sustained a potentially fatal blow.Brazil has recorded 1,128 coronavirus cases and 18 deaths, with the country’s hea...
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Brazilians protest over Bolsonaro's muddled coronavirus response

Citizens make anger known by hitting pots and pans from their windows and balconies Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBrazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, is facing an intensifying public backlash after his muddled reaction to the coronavirus crisis sparked five successive nights of protests and predictions that his political authority had sustained a potentially fatal blow.Brazil has recorded 1,128 coronavirus cases and 18 deaths, with the country’s health min...
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Rise in 'forced disappearance' preys on Brazil's young men of colour

Carlos Eduardo Nascimento is the latest apparent victim of a trend aided by police impunity and Bolsonaro’s rhetoric, activists sayCarlos Eduardo Nascimento was at a bar with friends in the city of Jundiaí, 50km from São Paulo, when the police arrived.The only black man in the group, Nascimento, 20, was handcuffed, bundled into a squad car and driven away.Nearly three months later, he hasn’t been seen since.Desperate family members say they have been stonewalled by the authorities and – as coron...
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Brazil's Sao Paulo to get two-week coronavirus shutdown, Bolsonaro blasts 'hysteria'

RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's largest state Sao Paulo will essentially shut down for two weeks to help fight the coronavirus, its governor said on Saturday, as President Jair Bolsonaro again claimed that "hysteria" over the outbreak could cause more harm than the virus itself. Sao Paulo state Governor Joao Doria said a statewide quarantine order would take effect on Tuesday and last through April 7. All but non-essential businesses and services, including bars and restaurants, w...
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The Latest: Member of Pence's staff tests positive for virus

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 246, 000 people and killed more than 10,000. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 86,000 people have recovered so far, mostly in China.TOP OF THE HOUR:— Member of VP Mike Pence's staff tests positive for coronavirus— Washington state reports 8 new coronavirus deaths— Association of Public He...
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States Tighten Public Limits; Grim Italy Milestone: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- New York state ordered non-essential workers to stay home, a move followed hours later by neighboring New Jersey and then by Illinois. Italy reported 627 fatalities, the most in one day anywhere, as the death toll in Europe’s epicenter topped 4,000.President Donald Trump banned all non-essential travel from Mexico, exempting commerce. He also deferred student loan payments.The U.K. and the U.S. warned that social distancing may be in place longer than expected. The European Union ...
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Brazil declares COVID-19 state of emergency as Bolsonaro approval slips

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil declared a state of emergency on Friday, freeing up funds for the federal government to fight a coronavirus crisis that has hurt the popularity of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's government. The Senate approved a measure letting the government waive fiscal targets this year, with senators voting remotely after two of them tested positive for the virus causing the COVID-19 respiratory disease. Bolsonaro is facing criticism as he seeks to balance major ...
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Brazil coronavirus cases top 600, diplomatic spat with China bubbles

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Brazil surged past 600 on Thursday, more than doubling in two days, as a diplomatic spat over the disease's origins between President Jair Bolsonaro's son and the Chinese ambassador threatened relations with Brazil's top trading partner. The president sidestepped this and other controversies in his weekly Facebook broadcast on Thursday evening, saying that the coronavirus outbreak in Brazil should peak in three to four months, and the country will return to normal...
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Bolsonaro’s son enrages Beijing by blaming China for coronavirus crisis

Row after Eduardo Bolsonaro claims ‘it’s China’s fault’, drawing a ferocious rebuke from senior Chinese diplomatsBeijing’s ambassador to Brazil has launched a stinging attack on the son of its far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, after he claimed the Chinese Communist party was to blame for the coronavirus crisis sweeping the world.On Wednesday, Bolsonaro’s influential politician son Eduardo – who many regard as Brazil’s de facto foreign minister and has close ties to Steve Bannon – enraged Beij...
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Brazil Repeats The United States’ Worst Mistakes

Denial and conspiracy theories from Jair Bolsonaro are endangering millions of vulnerable citizens — and the economy.
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Brazil Is Repeating The United States’ Worst Mistakes

Denial and conspiracy theories from Jair Bolsonaro are endangering millions of vulnerable citizens — and the economy.
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Brazil Is Repeating The United States’ Worst Coronavirus Mistakes

Denial and conspiracy theories from Jair Bolsonaro are endangering millions of vulnerable citizens — and the economy.
Tags: News, United States, Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro