Many holiday destinations get green light after days of confusion – BBC News

After several days of confusion, a list of around 60 countries that will be exempt from quarantine rules in England has finally been published by the government. The changes will come into effect on 10th July. Spain, France, Germany and Italy are among the countries on the list, meaning visitors from England won’t have to … Read more Many holiday destinations get green light after days of confusion – BBC News

Brazilian researchers find coronavirus in sewage sample from Nov 2019

Researchers at the Federal University of Santa Catarina announced on July 2 that they had detected the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which causes COVID-19, in the wastewater samples collected on Nov. 27, 2019, in Florianopolis, capital of Santa Catarina in southern #Brazil. #COVID19 Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP … Read more Brazilian researchers find coronavirus in sewage sample from Nov 2019

The mansion Ghislain Maxwell was hiding in when she was arrested

The hunt for Ghislaine Maxwell is finally over. Rumours had abounded that she was holed up at a retreat in Brazil, or possibly at a chateau in the south of France or a “safe house” in Israel. But on Thursday, the joint forces of the FBI and the New York Police Department swooped, detaining Ms … Read more The mansion Ghislain Maxwell was hiding in when she was arrested

Health Care Workers in Mexico City Protest Deaths of Co-Workers, Lack of PPE

As nations around the world try to get their economies humming again, the number of coronavirus tests coming back positive has turned into the metric to watch. Five percent is the threshold to reopen safely. Ten percent is troubling, twenty percent outrageous. In Mexico, it stands at 50%. The sky-high results are easy to explain … Read more Health Care Workers in Mexico City Protest Deaths of Co-Workers, Lack of PPE

Why is coronavirus still surging in the US?

The US recorded a new all-time daily high of 52,000 new Covid-19 cases on 1 July, according to John Hopkins figures, as Donald Trump repeated his belief the virus would ‘just disappear’. Subscribe to Guardian News on YouTube ► http://bit.ly/guardianwiressub America has now had more than 2.7 million confirmed cases – more than double that … Read more Why is coronavirus still surging in the US?

French Guyana struggles with three-month Covid-19 lockdown measures as cases still on the rise

Almost two months after French government lift the coronavirus lockdown measures in mainland France, French Guyana has seen an alarming spike of Covid-19 cases and measures such as curfews were put back in place. The territory shares kilometres of borders with Brazil, the hardest-stricken country in Latin America. Meanwhile, the situation is “under control” in … Read more French Guyana struggles with three-month Covid-19 lockdown measures as cases still on the rise

There goes the roof | Strom strikes Brazil

At least 10 people killed in Brazil as destroying storm hit Santa Catarina state. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt Follow us on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/rttv #RT (Russia Today) is a global … Read more There goes the roof | Strom strikes Brazil

Brazil’s Amazon fires 20% worse one year after international move as region struggles with Covid-19

The Amazon forest is once again target of fires, as over 2,000 have been reported since early June. Although the start of the dry season always sees blazes, but this year’s is believed to be much worse than 2019. Last August, World leaders criticised President Jair Bolsonaro for his inaction over fires. This comes as … Read more Brazil’s Amazon fires 20% worse one year after international move as region struggles with Covid-19

COVID-19: Brazil deploys army to help protect Indigenous people

Brazil’s coronavirus death toll has passed 60,000. And the infection rate continues to climb. As the pandemic rages, Indigenous people in the Amazon are especially at risk. Their communities are already under pressure from illegal mining and logging. Now they fear the pandemic could be the biggest threat yet. Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo reports. – … Read more COVID-19: Brazil deploys army to help protect Indigenous people

Christ the Redeemer statue lit up for coronavirus victims

Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer statue was illuminated on Wednesday night in tribute to Covid-19 victims. Brazil surpassed 60,000 coronavirus deaths, while overall confirmed infections reached 1.42 million. The country is the second worst hit in the world by the coronavirus after the US Global report: first tourists arrive in Greece as Brazil passes … Read more Christ the Redeemer statue lit up for coronavirus victims

Financing for Development & other topics – Daily Briefing (01 July 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Financing for Development – Libya – Yemen – Syria – Central African Republic – South Sudan – Kazakhstan – Brazil – UNHCR – UNESCO – Gabon – Briefings FINANCING FOR DEVELOPMENT  This morning, the Secretary-General spoke at the first of a series of virtual … Read more Financing for Development & other topics – Daily Briefing (01 July 2020)

Brazil’s indigenous fear devastation from coronavirus

Brazil is the second-worst hit country by the coronavirus after the United States, with 1.5 million cases and 60,000 deaths. In remote Amazon regions, indigenous communities fear the impact of the disease, which has caused deaths at almost double the rate of the general population. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news … Read more Brazil’s indigenous fear devastation from coronavirus

The global prognosis: Uphill COVID-19 battle

A grim milestone in the #COVID19 pandemic – the number of infections worldwide has now reached 10 million, while the number of people who have died of the disease is more than half a million. The #UnitedStates, #Brazil and #Russia are the hardest-hit countries in terms of confirmed cases. Their infections combined account for almost … Read more The global prognosis: Uphill COVID-19 battle

Iran: Security Council & other topics – Daily Briefing (30 June 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Secretary-General/Fallen U.N. Staff – Secretary-General/Poverty Eradication – Syria – Sahel – Deputy Secretary-General/Africa – Security Council – Pakistan – Mali – Human Rights – COVID-19/Brazil – State Of World Population – Pause Campaign – Guatemala – International Days – Financial Contributions SECRETARY-GENERAL/FALLEN U.N. STAFF … Read more Iran: Security Council & other topics – Daily Briefing (30 June 2020)

‘Stop Bolsonaro’ | Mounting COVID-19 deaths prompt nationwide protests

After Brazil endured its worst-ever week for new coronavirus cases public pressure on President Bolsonaro to quit, has seen more protests in major cities and beyond. At a local level, mayors and governors have taken quarantine measures, but the president continues to tell people to ignore the advice… saying the economy can’t handle it Subscribe … Read more ‘Stop Bolsonaro’ | Mounting COVID-19 deaths prompt nationwide protests