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Brazil to start producing Covid vaccine in first half of 2021
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 23 (IANS) Brazil will begin to produce a Covid-19 vaccine in the first half of 2021, a state-run biological sciences institution has said.
2021-02-23
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazil registers 51,050 new Covid-19 cases, 1,308 more deaths
Sao Paulo, Feb 20 (IANS) Brazil registered 51,050 new Covid-19 infections and 1,308 deaths from the disease in the past 24 hours, raising the national counts to 10,081,676 and 244,765 respectively, the Health Ministry said on Friday.
2021-02-20
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazil drops WTO suit against Canada over aircraft subsidies
Brasilia, Feb 19 (IANS) The Brazilian government announced on Thursday that it has formally withdrawn its 2017 suit against the Canadian government at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over commercial aircraft subsidies.
2021-02-19
Category: International, Brazil,Business/Economy
Brazil's Covid-19 cases top 10mn, govt vows timely vaccination
Sao Paulo, Feb 19 (IANS) The number of Covid-19 cases in Brazil surpassed 10 million on Thursday as tests detected 51,879 new cases in the previous 24 hours, the Health Ministry said.
2021-02-19
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazil registers 5th consecutive day of over 1,000 Covid deaths
Brasilia, Feb 14 (IANS) Brazil registered 1,043 additional deaths due to the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, marking the fifth consecutive day that the single-day fatalities have remained above the 1,000 mark, the Ministry of Health said.
2021-02-14
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazilian tourism lost $48 bn in 2020 due to Covid-19
Brasilia, Feb 12 (IANS) The Brazilian tourism sector lost 261.3 billion reals ($48 billion) last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, authorities announced.
2021-02-12
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
Lung ultrasound may help predict Covid patient outcomes
Sao Paulo, Feb 11 (IANS) Lung ultrasound, considered a simple method for diagnosing lung disease, can also help predict the clinical progression of severe Covid-19 patients, a new study suggests.
2021-02-11
Category: International, Brazil,National,Health/Medicine
Brazil reports 1,350 new Covid-19 deaths, over 50k cases
Brasilia, Feb 10 (IANS) Brazil registered 1,350 additional coronavirus deaths, as well as 51,486 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health said.
2021-02-10
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazil's coffee exports fell 9.4% in Jan
Brasilia, Feb 10 (IANS) Brazil, the world's leading coffee producer and exporter, exported 3,147,222 60 kg sacks of coffee in January this year, down 9.4 per cent compared to the same month last year (3,474,252 sacks), authorities said.
2021-02-10
Category: International, Brazil,Business/Economy
Brazil's Covid-19 death toll tops 232,000
Brasilia, Feb 9 (IANS) One of the hardest-hit countries in the world, Brazil's overall Covid-19 death toll has surged to 232,170, after 636 more people succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health said.
2021-02-09
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazil's Covid-19 cases top 9.5 million
Brasilia, Feb 8 (IANS) One of the hardest-hit countries in the world, Brazil's overall Covid-19 caseload has surged to 9,524,640 after 26,845 more people tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours the Ministry of Health said.
2021-02-08
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazilian mining giant agrees to pay $7bn for dam disaster
Brasilia, Feb 5 (IANS) The Brazilian state of Minas Gerais and the Rio de Janeiro-based mining giant Vale have signed an agreement that commits the company to pay nearly $7 billion in recompense for a dam disaster in 2019 that killed more than 270 people and polluted a vast region.
2021-02-05
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
Brazil reports 1,279 new Covid-19 deaths
Brasilia, Jan 31 (IANS) Brazil reported 1,279 additional fatalities due to the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, taking the overall death toll to 223,945, the Health Ministry said.
2021-01-31
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazil to airlift 1,500 Covid patients from Amazonas
Brasilia, Jan 27 (IANS) The Brazilian government is aiming to airlift 1,500 Covid-19 patients in the hard-hit northern state of Amazonas to other states for medical treatment, Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello said.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine,Politics
Four footballers die in Brazil air crash
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 25 (IANS) Four players and the president of Brazilian football club Palmas lost their lives after their plane crashed ahead of a local cup match.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Huawei ropes in former Brazilian President Michel Temer to advise on 5G
Brasilia, Jan 23 (IANS) Chinese telecom giant Huawei has hired former Brazilian President Michel Temer as an advisor as the auction for next-generation 5G wireless networks approaches in the country, ZDNet reported.
2021-01-23
Category: International, Brazil,Technology
Sao Paulo to close bars, restaurants, shops at night, weekends
Sao Paulo, Jan 23 (IANS) The Brazilian state of Sao Paulo, the epicentre of the Covid-19 pandemic, announced a return to the strictest phase of quarantine starting on Monday, with the closure of bars, restaurants and non-essential businesses during nights and weekends due to the increase in cases.
2021-01-23
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
Bolsonaro says 'Dhanyavaad' to Modi for vaccine exports
Brasilia, Jan 23 (IANS) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said "Dhanyavaad" (thank you) to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for helping the South American nation with Covid-19 vaccine exports.
2021-01-23
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Rio de Janeiro Carnival 2021 cancelled
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 22 (IANS) Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes has announced the cancellation of this year's carnival due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-01-22
Category: International, Brazil,Human Interest/Society,Politics
No benefit from arthritis drug for severe Covid patients: Study
Sao Paulo, Jan 21 (IANS) Contrary to a few studies that earlier suggested benefits from an arthritis drug for patients with severe or critical Covid-19 infection, a new study indicates that it is not better than standard care alone.
2021-01-21
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazil records 2nd highest daily Covid deaths since Aug
Brasilia, Jan 21 (IANS) Brazil registered more that 1,340 coronavirus deaths in the last 24 hours, marking the second highest single-day spike since August 19, 2020, the Health Ministry said.
2021-01-21
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazil sees 1,192 new Covid-19 deaths
Rio de Janerio, Jan 20 (IANS) Brazil registered 1,192 deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, raising the nationwide tally to 211,491, the Ministry of Health said.
2021-01-20
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazil launches mass Covid-19 vaccination campaign
Brasilia, Jan 19 (IANS) Brazil, currently one of the hardest-hit countries in the world by the pandemic, has launched its mass vaccination campaign against the novel coronavirus, Minister of Health Eduardo Pazuello said.
2021-01-19
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazil to begin mass Covid-19 vaccination this week
Brasilia, Jan 18 (IANS) Brazil will begin a mass vaccination drive against the novel coronavirus starting from Wednesday onwards, according to Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Chinese Covid vax found 50.4% effective in Brazil trials
Sao Paulo, Jan 14 (IANS) A leading Chinese Covid-19 vaccine, developed by Sinovac Biotech, has been found to be 50.4 per cent effective in Brazilian clinical trials, researchers have found.
2021-01-14
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazil's Covid-19 vaccination drive to begin Jan end
Brasilia, Jan 14 (IANS) Brazil's vaccination campaign against the novel coronavirus will begin at the end of January in pandemic hotspot Manaus, capital of northern Amazonas state, Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello said.
2021-01-14
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Study finds possible Covid-19 presence in Brazil since Dec 2019
Brasilia, Jan 14 (IANS) A study conducted by a local Brazilian health department revealed that the
2021-01-14
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazil registers over 8.1mn Covid-19 cases, 203,100 deaths
Brasilia, Jan 11 (IANS) Brazil's overall coronavirus caseload and death toll have increased to 8,105,790 and 203,100, after the country reported 29,792 new infections and 469 fatalities in the past 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry.
2021-01-11
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazil's Covid-19 death toll tops 202,000
Brasilia, Jan 10 (IANS) Amid an ongoing second wave of the pandemic, Brazil's Covid-19 death toll reached 202,631, after 1,171 more patients died from the disease in the past 24 hours, official data revealed.
2021-01-10
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazil VP discharged from hospital after Covid-19 recovery
Brasilia, Jan 9 (IANS) Brazil's Vice President Hamilton Mourao has been discharged from hospital after recovering from Covid-19 and will return to work on Monday, his press office said.
2021-01-09
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
Brazil reports world's 1st re-infection case with Covid-19 variant
Brasilia, Jan 9 (IANS) A Brazilian woman has become the first person in the world to be re-infected with a variant of the novel coronavirus known as E484K, state media reported.
2021-01-09
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazil sees over 1,000 Covid deaths in 24 hours
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 6 (IANS) Brazil has recorded 1,171 more deaths from the novel coronavirus disease, raising the total death toll to 197,732, the Ministry of Health said.
2021-01-06
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazil registers 293 new Covid-19 deaths
Brasilia, Jan 4 (IANS) Brazil registered 293 new fatalities due to the novel coronavirus, increasinf the national death toll to 196,018, the Ministry of Health announced.
2021-01-04
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Neymar joins Maracana Walk of Fame
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 4 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar is the latest Brazilian football icon to join the Maracana stadium's prestigious Walk of Fame.
2021-01-04
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Brazil registers 314 new Covid-19 deaths
Brasilia, Jan 3 (IANS) Brazil has registered 314 new coronavirus fatalities, which increased the country's overall death toll to 195,725, the Ministry of Health said.
2021-01-03
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Ace Brazilian footballer Neymar denies reports of 500-guest party
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 2 (IANS) Ace Brazilian footballer Neymar has refuted widespread reports that he hosted a 500-person end of year party at his beachside mansion near Rio de Janeiro. The 28-year-old Brazilian posted photos on social media showing preparations for what looked to be a small New Year's Eve dinner and members of his direct family.
2021-01-02
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Brazil registers 462 new Covid-19 deaths
Brasilia, Jan 2 (IANS) Brazil's overall coronavirus death toll has increased to 195,411 after 462 more patients succumbed to the disease in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health said.
2021-01-02
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazilian VP recovering well after Covid-19 diagnosis
Brasilia, Dec 30 (IANS) Brazilian Vice President Hamilton Mourao is recovering well after he tested positive for the novel coronavirus earlier this week, his press office said.
2020-12-30
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazil reports highest daily Covid-19 deaths since Oct
Brasilia, Dec 30 (IANS) Brazil registered 1,111 coronavirus deaths in the last 24 hours, the highest single-day fatalities since October 3, when 1,307 people had died, the Health Ministry said.
2020-12-30
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazil's Covid-19 cases top 7.5 million
Brasilia, Dec 29 (IANS) Brazil registered 20,548 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the overall infection tally to 7,504,833, the Health Ministry said.
2020-12-29
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazilian VP tests positive for Covid-19
Brasilia, Dec 28 (IANS) Brazilian Vice President Hamilton Mourao has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, his office said in a statement.
2020-12-28
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazil's Covid-19 death toll tops 190,000
Brasilia, Dec 26 (IANS) Brazil's coronavirus death toll has increased to 190,488 after 482 more patients died due to the disease in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health.
2020-12-26
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazil announces efficacy of China's CoronaVac vaccine
Sao Paulo, Dec 25 (IANS) Brazil's state-run Butantan Institute has announced that the CoronaVac vaccine developed by the private Chinese laboratory Sinovac Life Science achieved the levels of efficacy against the coronavirus required by the World Health Organization (WHO) in trials with 13,000 Brazilian volunteers.
2020-12-25
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Argentine striker Mauro Boselli leaves Corinthians
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 25 (IANS) Former Argentina international striker Mauro Boselli has parted ways with Corinthians after two years with the Brazilian Serie A club.
2020-12-25
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Sao Paulo tightens lockdown to curb Christmas, New Year revelry
Sao Paulo, Dec 23 (IANS) Brazil's southeast state of Sao Paulo, the epicenter of the country's Covid-19 outbreak, said on Tuesday it will double down on lockdown measures to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus over the Christmas and New Year holidays.
2020-12-23
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazil's Covid-19 deaths exceed 186,000
Brasilia, Dec 20 (IANS) Brazil's coronavirus death toll has increased to 186,356 after 706 more infected people died in the past 24 hours, said the Ministry of Health.
2020-12-20
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazil reports nearly 70k daily Covid-19 cases
Brasilia, Dec 18 (IANS) Brazil registered 69,826 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking its national infection tally to 7,110,434, the Health Ministry said.
2020-12-18
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazil launches Covid-19 vaccination campaign
Brasilia, Dec 17 (IANS) The Brazilian government has launched a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of getting vaccinated against the novel coronavirus since the country currently accounts for the world's third highest infection tally and the second largest death toll.
2020-12-17
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazil's Covid-19 death toll tops 1,82,000
Sao Paulo, Dec 16 (IANS) Brazil on Tuesday reported 964 deaths from Covid-19 over the past 24 hours, raising the nationwide death toll to 1,82,799, according to the country's health ministry.
2020-12-16
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Ex-Brazil boss Luxemburgo stable after contracting Covid-19 twice
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 16 (IANS) Former Brazil and Real Madrid manager Vanderlei Luxemburgo is in a stable condition at a Sao Paulo hospital after contracting Covid-19 for a second time, doctors have said.
2020-12-16
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football