Brazil surpasses half a million deaths from COVID-19

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    Anti-government protesters took to the streets across Brazil on Saturday as the nation’s confirmed death toll from COVID-19 soared past half a million — a tragedy many critics blame on President Jair Bolsonaro’s attempt to minimise the disease. Brazil registered 2,301 new deaths in the past 24 hours. FRANCE 24 correspondent Tim Vickery tells us more.

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