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DW News published this video item, entitled “Brazil exceeds 4,000 daily COVID-19 deaths +++ NZ stops India travel | DW News” – below is their description.
Brazil has registered a record number of COVID-related deaths in 24 hours. Health authorities reported over 4,000 deaths, as new variants fuel a surge in cases that has overwhelmed hospitals.
The total death toll in Brazil is now over 330,000 which is second only to the US.
However, President Jair Bolsonaro has refused to mandate a nationwide lockdown, and opposes local lockdowns, claiming the damage to the economy outweighs health risks.
India also reported a record number of new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours. The recent surge in cases has brought the average daily number of infections above the previous record of 97,000 last seen in mid-September.
India’s government has so far refused to impose a nationwide lockdown, instead asking states to decide on how to impose local restrictions.DW News YouTube Channel
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In This Story: Brazil
Its capital is Brasília, and its most populous city is São Paulo. The federation is composed of the union of the 26 states and the Federal District. It is the largest country to have Portuguese as an official language and the only one in the Americas, as well as the most populous Roman Catholic-majority country.
Its Amazon basin includes a vast tropical forest, home to diverse wildlife, a variety of ecological systems, and extensive natural resources spanning numerous protected habitats. Brazil is classified as an upper-middle income economy by the World Bank and a newly industrialized country.
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In This Story: COVID-19
Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.
Symptoms of coronavirus
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
- a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
- a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
- shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)
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In This Story: India
It has an exceptionally diverse population, with Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and other religions speaking over 21 recognised languages.
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In This Story: Lockdown
During the 2020 Covid-19 epidemic, lockdown has come to mean the practice of attempting to control transmission of the virus by means of restricting people’s movement and activities on a broad scale, usually on a national or state-wide basis.