Aantal coronagevallen stijgt snel in Latijns-Amerika
July 8, 2020 - Volgens de Wereldgezondheidsorganisatie zijn Latijns-Amerika en de Cariben nu verantwoordelijk voor 50 procent van alle coronagevallen in Noord- en Zuid-Amerika, en het aantal infecties blijft stijgen.
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said Tuesday he has tested positive for Covid-19 after months of downplaying the severity of the pandemic.
The 65-year-old right-wing populist who has been known to mingle in crowds without covering his face confirmed the results while wearing a mask and speaking to reporters huddled close in front of him in the capital, Brasilia.
He said he is taking hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug that he, like U.S. President Donald Trump, has been promoting even though it has not been proven effective against Covid-19.
Brazil, which has the second highest number of deaths in the world after the United States, accounts for more than half of Latin America’s coronavirus cases.
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