According to this indicator, the country ranks second after the United States.
Brazil became the second country in the world where 100 thousand people died from coronavirus. Earlier this sad line was crossed by the USA, where more than 162 thousand deaths were registered..
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro recently said that, despite the large number of victims, his “conscience is clear.” In July, he himself was ill with COVID-19 and claims that he is doing “everything possible to save lives.”.
According to experts, due to insufficient testing, the number of Brazilians infected with coronavirus could be six times more than official statistics..
Meanwhile, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States has surpassed 5 million, according to Johns Hopkins University. The United States is followed by Brazil with over 3 million cases. India is in third place – more than two million.
The American Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation has published a forecast that by December 1 in the United States, almost 300 thousand people will die from the coronavirus if Americans do not constantly wear masks..
Institute director Christopher Murray said that if 95 percent of Americans wear masks, more than 66 thousand lives will be saved.
Mexico’s health ministry on Saturday reported nearly 6,500 new cases of COVID-19 and nearly 700 deaths. In terms of the number of deaths, Mexico ranks third, behind only the United States and Brazil. More than 46,000 residents of this country have died from the coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins University.
The French government has introduced mandatory wearing of masks in busy areas, apart from some tourist sites, including the Eiffel Tower. The rule comes into force on Monday. The government says the French tourism industry has lost at least $ 35-47 billion due to the health crisis.
“The French are heavily involved in the revival of the tourism sector, with a preference for France,” said Jean-Baptiste Lemoine, Secretary of State for Tourism, in an interview with the Journal du Dimanche. He noted that 70 percent of French vacationers decided to stay in their country..
New requirements for wearing masks on Saturday came into force in the UK – they apply to most premises. In England and Scotland, masks must be worn in religious institutions, banks, libraries and many other places..
Masks were already required in shops and on public transport. Stricter measures have been introduced to contain spike in coronavirus cases in the country after easing quarantine restrictions.
Number of COVID-19 deaths in Brazil exceeds 275,000
Travelers arriving in Germany from most non-European countries, as well as EU regions with high infection rates, must take coronavirus tests. Earlier arrivals from high-risk areas had to go to 14-day quarantine or pass an analysis, which should give a negative result..
Australia reported 404 new cases on Sunday, 10 in New South Wales and 394 in Victoria. Victoria Recorded 17 Deaths.
New Zealand reported no cases of local transmission of the virus in 100 days.
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