The new coronavirus continues its progress in Latin America, which has become the epidemic of the pandemic, according to WHO. With more than 300,000 cases, Brazil is now the second in the world in terms of pollution, behind the US.
South America is “a new episode,” the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. “We see the number of cases increasing in many South American countries (…) but by far the most affected at this stage is Brazil,” said Michael Ryan, WHO’s chief of staff.
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The Brazilian Ministry of Health announced on Friday that more than 1,000 people had died of Covid-19 in 24 hours. This is the third day of four that this has happened.
The total number of deaths reached 21,048, placing Brazil in sixth place worldwide. But unfortunately, it rose to second place in the case of a total of 330,890 pollutants including 20,803 in the last 24 hours.
Peru extends containment to June 30
Another country struggling to prevent coronavirus, Peru. The country regrets more than 3,100 deaths and more than 110,000 cases of pollution since 6 March. President Martin Vizcarra extended the containment on Friday to June 30. It has been in effect since March 16.
“Compulsory social isolation” will also continue to this date due to “serious circumstances affecting the country’s life due to Covid-19,” he added.
With figures that are probably underestimated, the pandemic officially hit more than 5.1 million people worldwide. It has killed at least 335,538 people since its December appearance in China, according to a report compiled by AFP.