Covid outbreak could worsen amid slow vaccination in Brazil

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20th June, 2021 02:53:08 PM printer

Covid outbreak could worsen amid slow vaccination in Brazil

Covid: Outbreak could worsen amid slow vaccination in Brazil

Experts say the coronavirus outbreak could worsen amid slow vaccination and the start of winter in Brazil.

The number of deaths related to Covid-19 has passed 500,000 in Brazil, the second-highest in the world.

The virus continues to spread as President Jair Bolsonaro refuses to back measures like social distancing.

Only 15% of adults are fully vaccinated in the country.

Congress is investigating the government's handling of the pandemic.

President Bolsonaro has been heavily criticised for not implementing a co-ordinated national response and for his scepticism toward vaccines, lockdowns and mask-wearing requirements, which he has sought to loosen.

The president has said the impact of lockdowns on the economy would be worse than the virus.

(BBC)

 

 


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