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CGTN America 11 Oct 2020

Brazil's coronavirus deaths exceed 150,000

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Brazil's coronavirus deaths have surpassed 150,000 on Saturday. Health experts worry about another potential surge in COVID-19 cases as the safety measures were relaxed.


The number of deaths linked to COVID-19 in Brazil has passed 150,000, the second-highest toll in the world.
The fact that president Jair Bolsonaro has been downplaying the virus - even after having contracted it - has not helped efforts to curb the spread.
Scientists fear that Brazil is only in its first wave and a second wave is coming.

Al Jazeera's Monica Yanakiew reports from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Countries across Europe have announced new restrictions after daily coronavirus cases on the continent passed 150,000.

The World Health Organization welcomed the curbs, saying they are "absolutely essential" to stop COVID-19 from overwhelming hospitals.

All bars and restaurants have been ordered to close in Belgium, while restrictions on social contact have been introduced in Italy.
The US has surpassed 200,000 coronavirus deaths, accounting for roughly one fifth of all Covid-19-related fatalities recorded worldwide.
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