Half a million Covid deaths in Brazil as calls grow for President to be impeached – BBC News

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    Brazil has now recorded more than half a million coronavirus deaths, making it only the second country, after the US, to pass that figure.

    More than 2,000 people each day have been dying of Covid.

    It’s led to protests over President Bolsonaro’s approach and calls for him to be removed from office.

    Reeta Chakrabarti presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Angus Crawford.

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