WHO says COVID-19 cases in Brazil no longer rising exponentially

The World Health Organization says Brazil’s coronavirus infection rate appears to have “plateaued” and it should seize the opportunity to drive down transmission.
The country is the epicentre of the virus in Latin America, reporting at least 40,000 new cases per day.
And as our Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports, there is growing criticism of government responses across the continent.

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