Coronavirus: Brazil reports a record 1,000 deaths in a single day

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Coronavirus: Brazil reports a record 1,000 deaths in a single day

Coronavirus: Brazil reports a record 1,000 deaths in a single day

Brazil now has the third highest number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the world, as the pandemic continues to escalate in Latin America.

President Jair Bolsonaro has not implemented a lockdown, and has battled regional governors around the country seeking to tackle the crisis.

He has joined President Donald Trump is supporting the use of hydroxychloroquin, a anti-malarial drug which has not proved effective in treating the disease.

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