Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Monday 20 April | ABC News

The coronavirus pandemic has caused both human and economic devastation around the world but optimism that authorities are on top of the spread, continues to firm here in Australia. In this update: 0:18 Victoria recorded just one additional case overnight, while New South Wales recorded six cases. 0:30 Nearly 3.5 million people could lose their … Read more Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Monday 20 April | ABC News

Latin America struggles from growing COVID-19 crisis

Healthcare centres in Latin America’s worst-affected countries are being pushed to the limit. Hospitals in the continent’s largest country Brazil are under increasing strain. And the healthcare system is collapsing in Ecuador’s biggest city. Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo reports from Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: … Read more Latin America struggles from growing COVID-19 crisis

Favela residents take action to protect themselves from pandemic

The world’s poorest communities – the homeless and those living in slums lacking modern infrastructure – are among the most vulnerable amid the pandemic. ​In Brazil, one favela in Sao Paulo is taking action to protect its inhabitants. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP … Read more Favela residents take action to protect themselves from pandemic

Brazil makes aid payments to contract workers to ease economic hardship amid outbreak

The Brazilian government has begun sending out emergency aid payments to contract workers, as a short-term effort to ease the economic hardship caused by the pandemic. But while millions will receive the money, experts believe more will be needed. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our … Read more Brazil makes aid payments to contract workers to ease economic hardship amid outbreak

Brazilian President Bolsonaro defends firing of health minister

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has defended his decision to fire his former health minister, Luiz Henrique Mandetta after they clashed over his approach to tackling the COVID-19 crisis. At the inauguration of his new health minister, Bolsonaro doubled down on his plan to end restrictions and reopen Brazil’s economy. Al Jazeera’s Victoria Gatenby reports. – … Read more Brazilian President Bolsonaro defends firing of health minister

Brazil outbreak: Paramedics risk their lives in coronavirus fight

Brazil has Latin America’s worst outbreak, with nearly 2,000 reported deaths and more than 30,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19. As in many other countries, its health workers are putting themselves at risk in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic. Al Jazeera’s Manuel Rapalo reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: … Read more Brazil outbreak: Paramedics risk their lives in coronavirus fight

Brazil’s president ‘sacks’ health minister after Covid response clash

Brazil’s Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta said Thursday he’d been sacked by President Jair Bolsonaro, after weeks of clashes between the two over the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube … Read more Brazil’s president ‘sacks’ health minister after Covid response clash

VARDY, BARNES, STANWAY | First Goals From England’s Stars | England

Look back on the first goals scored by England greats, featuring John Barnes’ mazy run through the Brazil defense, a sublime strike from Jack Wilshere and Trent Alexander Arnold’s goal against the USA. Subscribe to England: http://bit.ly/FATVSub The FA: http://www.thefa.com Wembley Stadium: http://www.wembleystadium.com TWITTER The FA: http://www.twitter.com/fa The England Football Team: http://www.twitter.com/england Wembley Stadium: http://www.twitter.com/wembleystadium … Read more VARDY, BARNES, STANWAY | First Goals From England’s Stars | England

Virus imperils Amazon deforestation, Brazil’s indigenous tribes

As Brazil decreases environmental protections due to the coronavirus pandemic, data from the National Institute shows that deforestation in the Amazon has increased by over 50 percent, compared with last year. But as illegal loggers push deeper into the Amazon, it also raises the chance its indigenous communities could catch the disease. President Jair Bolsonaro … Read more Virus imperils Amazon deforestation, Brazil’s indigenous tribes

97-year-old great-grandmother becomes Brazil’s oldest coronavirus survivor

A 97-year-old woman became the oldest known #survivor of COVID-19 in Brazil when she was wheeled out of the hospital on Sunday. The great-grandmother was hospitalized on April 1 with #coronavirus symptoms, and the unexpected recovery has been a ray of hope in the country. As of April 12, #Brazil has recorded 1,223 deaths and … Read more 97-year-old great-grandmother becomes Brazil’s oldest coronavirus survivor

Rio’s Christ the Redeemer statue lit up in tribute to health workers fighting coronavirus

The statue of the Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro was lit up for Easter on Sunday night, paying tribute to health workers in Brazil and across the world battling the spread of the new coronavirus. Images of health workers asking people to remain at home and flags from different countries with the word … Read more Rio’s Christ the Redeemer statue lit up in tribute to health workers fighting coronavirus

The Global Guardians: The first thing after the pandemic is to hug my father

Suelen is a Brazilian nurse. Since the COVID-19 outbreak in Brazil, she and her coworkers have been conducting door-to-door testing of patients under quarantine. Suelen has found it hard to deal with her emotions during this time. One day, a female patient said that she wouldn’t be able to get tested without nurses like Suelen … Read more The Global Guardians: The first thing after the pandemic is to hug my father

‘Coronaparty’ | Buenos Aires DJ throws massive ‘balcony rave’

There’s nothing Russia Today likes more than a “balcony rave” so it should be no surprise they hosted this video of exactly this from locked down Buenos Aires, Brazil, on their YouTube channel: Residents in social isolation partied on their own balconies, singing and flashing their phones, as a local DJ played music in the … Read more ‘Coronaparty’ | Buenos Aires DJ throws massive ‘balcony rave’

The Point: Will the spat over COVID-19 disturb China-Brazil ties?

How is Brazil, South America’s largest economy, dealing with the pandemic, and what efforts is Beijing making to help? Guests: Prof. Niu Haibin, Deputy Director, Institute for Foreign Policy Studies, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies; Marcus Vinicius De Freitas, Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA … Read more The Point: Will the spat over COVID-19 disturb China-Brazil ties?

Firefighter trumpeter plays instrument from crane as tribute to residents staying inside | ABC News

A firefighter trumpeter played his instrument from a crane bucket over a neighborhood in Brazil, as a tribute to residents, thanking them for staying at home during the coronavirus pandemic. https://abcn.ws/2UTPu15 SUBSCRIBE to ABC NEWS: https://bit.ly/2vZb6yP Watch More on http://abcnews.go.com/ LIKE ABC News on FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/abcnews FOLLOW ABC News on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/abc GOOD MORNING AMERICA’S … Read more Firefighter trumpeter plays instrument from crane as tribute to residents staying inside | ABC News