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    Neymar approved for virus welfare

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 11:14pm on June 05, 2020

    Neymar, the world’s most expensive footballer, was approved to receive a $120 welfare payment meant for low-paid Brazilian workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic, in...

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    World COVID-19 toll rises to 3,85,869

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:59am on June 04, 2020

    The novel coronavirus has killed at least 385,869 people since the outbreak first emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources...

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    Latin America virus cases top one million

    Agence France-Presse . Brasília | Updated at 12:28am on June 02, 2020

    Confirmed coronavirus cases in Latin America have surged past one million, while hard-hit Britain and Russia eased lockdowns Monday, despite not having their outbreaks fully...

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    United States sends 2m unproven virus drug doses to Brazil

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:00pm on June 01, 2020

    The United States has delivered two million doses of the antimalarial medicine hydroxychloroquine  to Brazil to fight COVID-19, the White House said Sunday, though the...

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    Brazilian judge suspends Neymar’s fine payment

    Agence France-Presse . Brasília | Updated at 10:29pm on May 29, 2020

    A Brazilian judge has suspended Neymar’s payment of a fine of 88 million reais ($16.28 million) to tax authorities for irregularities, notably in connection with...

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    COVID-19 claims 1,000 a day in Brazil

    Agence France-Presse . Brasilia | Updated at 11:41am on May 29, 2020

    Brazil registered a new record in COVID-19 cases and more than 1,000 dead in a 24 hour period, according to official figures out on Thursday....

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    Brazil tops 25,000 COVID-19 deaths

    Agence France-Presse. Rio De Janeiro | Updated at 09:50am on May 28, 2020

    Brazil’s death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 25,000 on Wednesday, as the country emerged as the latest epicentre in the pandemic. The health ministry said it...

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    South America ‘a new epicentre’ of COVID-19: WHO

    Agence France-Presse .Geneva | Updated at 11:38am on May 23, 2020

    South America has become ‘a new epicentre’ of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organisation said on Friday, following a surge in the number of...

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    Actress Regina Duarte resigns as Brazil culture secretary

    Agence France-Presse. Brasília | Updated at 04:21pm on May 21, 2020

    Actress Regina Duarte resigned from her post as Brazil's culture secretary on Wednesday, becoming the fourth high-profile figure to leave far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's cabinet...

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    Brazil health minister resigns amid coronavirus crisis

    Agence France-Presse . Brasilia | Updated at 09:59am on May 16, 2020

    Brazilian health minister Nelson Teich resigned Friday after less than a month on the job over what an official said was ‘incompatibility’ with president Jair...