It comes as absolutely no surprise to me that Brazil’s prime minister Jair Bolsonaro has been confirmed as having coronavirus.
A Brazilian federal judge ordered President Jair Bolsonaro to comply with local rules to wear a face mask whenever he is outdoors in the capital of Brasilia.
Brazil has recorded 41,828 deaths during the coronavirus pandemic, surpassing the UK’s death toll, according to data.
Retail shops have reopened after a two-month pandemic shutdown in Brazil’s biggest city, leading to crowded public transport and many people ignoring social distancing rules.
Experts have warned that a further surge of coronavirus in under-developed regions with shaky health systems could undermine efforts to halt the pandemic.
Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro is focused on ensuring his political survival and is mobilising far-right supporters to help him do so as the coronavirus claims tens of thousands of lives in the country.
Brazil’s government has stopped publishing a running total of coronavirus deaths and infections in an extraordinary move that critics call an attempt to hide the true toll of the disease in Latin America’s largest nation.
Brazil reported 1,473 more Covid-19 deaths on Thursday, the biggest 24-hour increase in the country’s death toll since the outbreak began.
South Korea reported its highest number of new coronavirus infections in weeks on Wednesday and India reported another record single-day jump of more than 6,000 cases, as the pandemic expanded its grip across much of the globe.
US president Donald Trump has visited one of his golf courses at the start of the Memorial Day holiday weekend as he urged states to reopen following coronavirus-related lockdowns.
Coronavirus cases continued to drop in much of Asia on Saturday but surged in Latin America, as the world grappled with balancing the urge to restart economies with fears about health risks.
A surging coronavirus is ravaging parts of Latin America, setting records for cases and deaths on Friday even as the pandemic’s march slows in much of Europe, Asia and the United States.
Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has unveiled rules expanding the prescription of chloroquine, the predecessor of an anti-malaria drug promoted by US President Donald Trump, for coronavirus patients despite a lack of clinical proof that it is effective.
British supermarkets have warned Brazil that they could stop sourcing products from the country if a new law which threatens the Amazon is passed.
Communities across the world are adapting to the realities of living with the coronavirus pandemic while battling to save their economies.
Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro said he has twice tested negative for coronavirus, but has refused a judge’s request to see the actual results.
New Zealand has eased a strict lockdown amid hopeful signs coronavirus has been all but vanquished in Australasia for the moment.
Cases of the new coronavirus are overwhelming hospitals, morgues and cemeteries across Brazil as the country veers closer to becoming one of the world’s pandemic hot spots.
Four days after firing his health minister amid the coronavirus pandemic, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has said he wants social isolation policies to end nationwide this week despite commitments by many states to maintain them.
Fossilised plant gum dating back 110 million years has been discovered by a PhD student.
A trial which hides “likes” on Instagram is to be expanded to the United States.
Instagram has begun hiding likes and video views as part of a trial aimed at removing “the pressure” and shifting the focus to “sharing the things” its users enjoy.
Houston, Doha, Mexico, Halifax (Canada), Karamay (China) and Pemba (Mozambique) have also been identified in the council’s travel plan for the next financial year.
Hundreds of indigenous Brazilians have gathered outside Brazil’s Congress for an annual three-day camping out protest known as the Free Land Encampment.
Alan Brazil breached broadcasting rules for suggesting that a Glasgow rat infestation was the fault of Asian immigrants storing rice.
Conor Maynard has said that naivety led him to being robbed at gunpoint in Brazil.
Termites have created a wonder of the world as old as the pyramids that dwarf the ancient Egyptian monuments in scale, scientists have discovered.
Twenty years ago Scotland were at the epicentre of global football as they kicked off the World Cup in front of an audience of two billion.
Famous spider characters from the Harry Potter series, Charlotte’s Web and other fantasy novels and literary classics have been immortalised in science after researchers named seven new spider species after them.
A British tourist is being treated in hospital in Brazil after she was reportedly shot while her family were looking for water.