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Al Jazeera 26 Mar 2020

Brazil's Bolsonaro denounces mayors over virus lockdowns


Across Brazil, residents have been protesting against President Jair Bolsonaro's response to the pandemic, by banging pots and pans from their windows.
Bolsonaro recently berated governors and mayors for taking measures to curb the spread of the virus.
That is despite more than 20 members of his own delegation having been infected.
Over 2,400 people have been infected there and 57 have now died.

Al Jazeera's Teresa Bo reports.

De Blasio issues grim warning over virus threat
U.S. President Donald Trump met Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, Saturday, March 7.

Bolsonaro is on a three-day trip to the United States including a visit to the Miami headquarters of U.S. Southern Command, which oversees U.S. military operations in Central and South America, and the Caribbean.

He also scheduled meetings with Florida Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott, both Republicans.

The U.S. advised against all travel to China as the number of cases of a worrying new virus spiked more than tenfold in a week. All three major U.S. airlines are planning to cancel flights to China until at least March. (Jan. 31)
Investors worried about the spread of the coronavirus wiped more than $400bn off the value of China's stocks in the first trading session on Monday after an extended Lunar New Year break while the death toll from the epidemic rose to 361.
The Shanghai Composite index sank to a one-year low after falling more than 8 percent on opening and sustaining losses throughout the day. The index closed down 7.9 percent for its biggest daily drop since 2015.
China's central bank has pledged $173bn to stabilise one of the world's biggest economies.
Al Jazeera's Scott Heidler has more from Beijing on how China is working to treat the thousands infected.
Casey Wahl, chief executive officer of employee motivation platform Attuned, joined us earlier from Tokyo and said fear over the outbreak is already changing company and worker's behaviour.

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