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World Coronavirus: Brazil becomes the second most affected country after the US

12:51  23 may  2020
12:51  23 may  2020 Source:   leparisien.fr

Lula fears 'genocide' in Brazil under Bolsonaro

  Lula fears 'genocide' in Brazil under Bolsonaro Former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva says he fears a "genocide" in Brazil because of fierce opposition to coronavirus containment measures by current President Jair Bolsonaro, whom he said should be impeached. © FABRICE COFFRINI Lula accused President Jair Bolsonaro of steering Brazil toward "chaos" with his calls to reopen the economy despite the coronavirus pandemic In an interview with AFP by video conference from his home near Sao Paulo, Lula -- a hero of the Brazilian left who served as president from 2003 to 2010 -- attacked the far-right leader who now holds the office.

Coronavirus deaths around the world”>. Supporters chanted “ we want to work” and “chloroquine” in The second of those, Nelson Teich, resigned on Friday after sparring with the president over the Nationwide testing in Brazil still lags far behind European nations. Brazil had processed nearly 338

Brazil has recorded more than 20,000 new coronavirus cases in a day, jumping ahead of Russia to be the second -hardest hit nation in terms of numbers of cases. The most populated South American nation now has 330,890 confirmed cases, with 21,048 deaths. Only the United States has more

HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS-BRAZIL: Coronavirus: Brazil becomes the second most affected country after the US

CORONAVIRUS: LE BRÉSIL DEVIENT LE DEUXIÈME PAYS LE PLUS ATTEINT APRÈS LES US © Reuters / AMANDA PEROBELLI CORONAVIRUS: BRAZIL BECOMES THE SECOND MOST ACHIEVED COUNTRY AFTER US

PARIS (Reuters) - Brazil's health minister confirmed on Friday that 330,890 people are infected with coronavirus, making it the second most affected country after the United States.

Friday, Brazil recorded 1,001 deaths, bringing the total toll of the epidemic to 21,048 deaths in the country.

The number of infections and deaths could however be higher, the Latin American country having delayed in setting up screening tests.

(Pedro Fonseca and Gabriel Stargardter; French version Camille Raynaud)

Brazil: clashes between supporters and opponents of Bolsonaro .
© Provided by Le Point Brazil, demonstrations, Jair Bolsonaro Tension is still high at Brazil . Opponents and supporters of President Jair Bolsonaro clashed in the middle of Sao Paulo on Sunday, despite police intervention. Violence erupted between participants in a demonstration called "against fascism" and supporters of the extreme right president who came to protest against the containment measures decided by many governors of Brazilian states against the advice of Jair Bolsonaro .

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