Latin America ‘new epicentre’ of coronavirus

Women wearing masks walking in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and the country’s 27 governors are showing signs of unity against Covid-19, at a time when the pandemic is accelerating throughout the national territory. – EPA pic, May 23, 2020.

THE World Health Organisation declared Latin America “a new epicentre” of the coronavirus pandemic yesterday as US President Donald Trump demanded churches reopen despite the ongoing Covid-19 threat. 

China, meanwhile, warned that its economy will suffer an immense hit from the coronavirus and Beijing’s communist rulers for the first time in decades decided not to declare a target for growth, underscoring the setback from the pandemic.

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