Brazil: Protests against far-right President Bolsonaro surge, as COVID deaths pass 500,000

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    The number of coronavirus deaths in Brazil has now surpassed 500,000 – with thousands taking to the streets to demand the president’s resignation.

    Jair Bolsonaro has been accused of failing to acquire vaccines fast enough, prioritising unproven treatments for COVID-19, and questioning whether mask wearing is necessary.

    A further 2,301 deaths have been confirmed in the past 24 hours, and experts fear the outbreak – already the world’s second deadliest – may worsen because of government failures.

    Sky News Stuart Ramsay is in Sao Paulo.

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