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WhatsApp Payments arrives in Brazil after govt suspension
Brasilia/New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) After facing a long suspension, WhatsApp on Wednesday said it is finally launching its Payments service in Brazil as part of a gradual rollout.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Brazil,Business/Economy,Technology
5 killed in preschool attack in Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, May 5 (IANS) An 18-year-old man wielding a sharp object forced his way into a preschool in southern Brazil and killed three children and two caregivers.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Brazil,Politics,Defence/Security
Brazil reports 2,656 more deaths from Covid-19
Sao Paulo, May 2 (IANS) Brazil began the month of May reporting 2,656 deaths from Covid-19 as well as 66,964 new cases, raising the national death toll to 406,437 and the total caseload to 14,725,975, the Ministry of Health said.
2021-05-02
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine,Politics
Messi, Neymar to get Chinese Covid-19 vaccines
Rio de Janeiro, May 1 (IANS) Footballers Lionel Messi and Neymar are among hundreds of South American players that will receive Covid-19 vaccines donated by China's Sinovac Biotech in the coming weeks, according to regional football confederation CONMEBOL.
2021-05-01
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
All Brazilians to be vaccinated against Covid by end of 2021: Official
Brasilia, May 1 (IANS) All Brazilians can be vaccinated against Covid-19 by the end of the year, Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga said.
2021-05-01
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine,Politics
All Brazilians to be vaccinated against Covid by 2021-end
Brasilia, May 1 (IANS) All Brazilians can be vaccinated against Covid-19 by the end of the year, Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga has said.
2021-05-01
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazil's Covid-19 deaths pass 400,000
Rio de Janeiro, April 30 (IANS) Brazil reported 3,001 new deaths related to Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, raising the national death toll to 401,186, the Ministry of Health reported.
2021-04-30
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine,Politics
Brazil begins to make own Covid-19 vaccine
Sao Paulo, April 29 (IANS) Brazil's Sao Paulo-based Butantan Institute, a state-run medical research facility, on Wednesday began to manufacture ButanVac, the first Brazilian vaccine against the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19), state governor Joao Doria announced.
2021-04-29
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine,Politics
Deaths from Covid in Brazil close in on 390,000
Rio de Janerio, April 25 (IANS) Brazil registered 3,076 more Covid-19-related deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing its death toll to 389,492, the country's Ministry of Health said.
2021-04-25
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazil sees nearly 3,000 Covid-19 deaths
Sao Paulo, April 25 (IANS) Brazil reported 2,914 deaths from Covid-19 in 24 hours, raising the national death toll to 386,416.
2021-04-25
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Quarantine helps reduce deaths by 23.6% in Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo, April 24 (IANS) The government of Brazil's southeast state of Sao Paulo announced on Friday a weekly reduction of 23.6 per cent in the number of deaths from Covid-19, after two months of a relentless rise.
2021-04-24
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazil sees nearly 3,000 Covid-19 deaths
Sao Paulo, April 24 (IANS) Brazil on Friday reported 2,914 deaths from Covid-19 in 24 hours, raising the national death toll to 386,416.
2021-04-24
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
High Vitamin D dose fails to help Covid patients recover
Sao Paulo, April 24 (IANS) Scientists now report that a high dose of vitamin D administered on admission to hospital has failed to improve the condition of patients with moderate or severe Covid-19.
2021-04-24
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazilian Covid-19 variant much more transmissible: Study
Sao Paulo, April 20 (IANS) An international team of researchers has found evidence suggesting that the Brazilian coronavirus variant, the P.1 or B11248, may be up to twice as transmissible as prior strains.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Brazil,National,Health/Medicine
Brazil registers over 370,000 Covid deaths
Brasilia, April 18 (IANS) Brazil's Covid-19 death toll has reached 371,678 after 2,929 fatalities were registered in the past 24 hours, the country's Ministry of Health reported.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
After India, Brazil targets upcoming WhatsApp privacy update
Brasilia/New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) After facing an intense scrutiny in India over its upcoming privacy update, consumer protection agencies in Brazil have now asked the government to act on the May 15 privacy update that will allow Facebook to aggregate users' data across all of its platforms.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Brazil,Science/Tech,Technology
Coutinho undergoes knee surgery in Rio
Rio De Janeiro, April 6 (IANS) Barcelona and Brazil international midfielder Philippe Coutinho underwent knee surgery as he races against time to be fit for this year's Copa America.
2021-04-06
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Alves keen to play on until 2022 World Cup
Rio De Janeiro, April 4 (IANS) Former Barcelona defender Dani Alves said he hopes to continue his international career until the 2022 FIFA World Cup, when he will be 39.
2021-04-04
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Coutinho returns to Brazil for treatment on injured knee
Rio De Janeiro, March 31 (IANS) Barcelona attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho returned to his native Brazil for treatment on his troublesome left knee.
2021-03-31
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Brazil reports 3K Covid deaths for 2 days straight
Brasilia, March 28 (IANS) For two consecutive days, Brazil, currently the second worst-hit country in the world after the US by the pandemic, has recorded more than 3,000 single-day coronavirus deaths, according to the Health Ministry.
2021-03-28
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
X-rays, AI together may help detect Covid faster
Rio De Janeiro, March 26 (IANS) A team of researchers has found that X-rays could be a leading-edge diagnostic tool for Covid-19 patients with the help of Artificial Intelligence (AI).
2021-03-26
Category: International, Brazil,Technology
Brazil to accelerate vaccination process
Brasilia, March 22 (IANS) The Brazilian government announced that it would accelerate the Covid-19 immunisation process, with release for immediate application of all vaccines stored in the municipalities.
2021-03-22
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
World-famous beaches of Rio de Janeiro closed
Rio de Janeiro, March 21 (IANS) Rio de Janeiro's world-famous beaches have been closed to the public due to a dramatic rise in the number of daily coronavirus cases in Brazil, local media reported.
2021-03-21
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
Brazil fines Apple $2M for no charger with iPhone 12
Rio de Janeiro, March 21 (IANS) Brazilian consumer watchdog has fined Apple $2 million for not including a charger in the newly-launched iPhone 12 series, accusing the tech giant of allegedly engaging in misleading advertising, selling a device without the charger and unfair terms.
2021-03-21
Category: International, Brazil,Technology
Brazil sees second-highest daily Covid death toll of 2,724
Rio de Janeiro, March 19 (IANS) Brazil on Thursday reported 2,724 deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, the second-highest daily figure since the onset of the pandemic in February 2020.
2021-03-19
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazil reports record single-day Covid cases
Brasilia, March 18 (IANS) Brazil registered a record 90,303 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the nationwide tally to 11,693,838, the Ministry of Health said.
2021-03-18
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Scientists discover possible new coronavirus mutation in Brazil
Sao Paulo, March 14 (IANS) A possible new variant of the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, has been detected in several regions of Brazil, the Ministry of Science and Technology's National Laboratory for Scientific Computing (LNCC) said.
2021-03-14
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Football referee urinates on field, caught on camera
Brasilia, March 12 (IANS) There have been head-butts, fouls and even blood on a football field before, but not urine.
2021-03-12
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Brazil's Sao Paulo state suspends football
Sao Paulo, March 12 (IANS) The government of Brazil's Sao Paulo state has suspended football for at least two weeks due to surge in coronavirus infections and deaths.
2021-03-12
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Brazil sees record daily Covid-19 deaths over 2,000
Rio de Janerio, March 11 (IANS) Brazil reported a record high daily Covid-19 deaths at 2,286 in 24 hours, bringing the national toll to 270,656, said the Ministry of Health.
2021-03-11
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Rio lawmakers vote in favour of renaming Maracana after Pele
Rio De Janeiro, March 10 (IANS) Lawmakers in Rio de Janeiro have voted in favour of a proposal to rename the iconic Maracana stadium after Brazil legend Pele.
2021-03-10
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Brazilian state's hospital network collapsing
Brasilia, March 8 (IANS) The Brazilian state of Mato Grosso has announced that its hospital network has started to collapse, as there is a lack of intensive care unit beds due to the increasing number of Covid-19 patients suffering from Covid-19.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Ariana Grande enjoys rare night-out with fiance Dalton Gomez
Santa Monica (US), March 7 (IANS) American singer Ariana Grande and her fiance -- a real estate agent, Dalton Gomez, were spotted enjoying the weekend, after the paparazzis clicked the couple stepping out of a restaurant in Santa Monica at California.
2021-03-07
Category: International, Brazil,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Brazil reports 1,555 new Covid deaths
Brasilia, March 7 (IANS) Brazil has registered 1,555 new Covid-19 fatalities, bringing the nationwide death toll to 264,325, the second highest in the world, the Ministry of Health reported.
2021-03-07
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazil reports over 1,600 Covid deaths for 4 days
Brasilia, March 6 (IANS) Brazil has registered more than 1,600 Covid-19 deaths for a fourth consecutive day, following a single-day count of 1,800 fatalities reported in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazilian states face calls to stop football
Rio de Janeiro, March 5 (IANS) Three Brazilian states suspended their local professional football competitions on Thursday amid surging coronavirus infections.
2021-03-05
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Brazil sees record high Covid-19 deaths two days in a row
Rio De Janeiro, March 5 (IANS) Brazil saw record high daily deaths from the Covid-19 for the second day in a row, registering 1,910 deaths in 24 hours and bringing the national death toll to 259,271.
2021-03-05
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazil sees record high Covid-19 deaths two days in a row
Rio de Janerio, March 4 (IANS) Brazil on Wednesday saw record high daily deaths from the Covid-19 for the second day in a row, registering 1,910 deaths in 24 hours and bringing the national death toll to 259,271.
2021-03-04
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Covid variant 1st detected in Brazil more contagious
Brasilia, March 3 (IANS) The coronavirus variant detected in the northern Brazilian state of Amazonas is twice as contagious and capable of re-infecting those who already had Covid-19, according to a study
2021-03-03
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Pele gets Covid-19 vaccine
Sao Paulo, March 3 (IANS) Brazil football legend Pele said that he has got vaccinated against Covid-19 and shared a picture of him getting an injection.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Brazil reports 34,027 new Covid cases
Brasilia, March 1 (IANS) Amid the raging second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, Brazil reported 34,027 new cases and 721 additional deaths in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health said.
2021-03-01
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
'Brazil logs 13.5% unemployment in 2020'
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 27 (IANS) Brazil recorded 13.5 per cent unemployment in 2020, equivalent to 13.4 million people and the highest level since 2012, the state-run Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) reported.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
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