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Brazil institute to import Chinese COVID-19 vaccine rejected by Bolsonaro

9:25am IST

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian regulator Anvisa on Friday authorized a biomedical center to import 6 million doses of the Sinovac coronavirus vaccine, one day after President Jair Bolsonaro said Brazil would not buy the Chinese vaccine.

Brazil president to meet soy farmers amid oilseeds price inflation

11 Oct 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Saturday that he plans to meet with local soy farmers next week to discuss a rise in prices of the nation's most prized export commodity.

Exclusive: Study suggests dengue may provide some immunity against COVID-19

22 Sep 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO A new study that analyzed the coronavirus outbreak in Brazil has found a link between the spread of the virus and past outbreaks of dengue fever that suggests exposure to the mosquito-transmitted illness may provide some level of immunity against COVID-19. | Video

Exclusive: Study suggests dengue may provide some immunity against COVID-19

22 Sep 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO A new study that analyzed the coronavirus outbreak in Brazil has found a link between the spread of the virus and past outbreaks of dengue fever that suggests exposure to the mosquito-transmitted illness may provide some level of immunity against COVID-19. | Video

Brazil's Rio risks second wave of COVID-19 with ill-timed reopening

17 Sep 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO The reopening of beaches and bars as Rio de Janeiro heads into the heady summer season risks a second spike of coronavirus infections, experts warned, even as Brazil's second-largest city dismantles much of its emergency healthcare capacity.

After months of heartache, signs of COVID-19 easing in Brazil

03 Sep 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's COVID-19 death toll appears to be easing for the first time since May, data shows, a sign the Latin American country could be descending from a long infection plateau that has seen it suffer the world's second-worst outbreak after the United States.

Brazil sees early signs coronavirus spread is slowing

20 Aug 2020

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO The spread of coronavirus in Brazil could be about to slow, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday, amid reports the transmission rate has fallen below the key level and early signs of a gradual decline in the weekly totals of cases and fatalities.

Brazilian state agrees to produce Russian COVID-19 vaccine

13 Aug 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA A Brazilian technology institute said on Wednesday it expects to produce a controversial coronavirus Russian vaccine by the second half of 2021, shortly after the state of Parana signed a memorandum of understanding with Moscow.

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