Protesters hit the streets in Brazil on Sunday both for and against President Jair Bolsonaro.
In Sao Paulo, people marched against his handling of the novel coronavirus pandemic -- and in favour of the Black Lives Matter movement.
"...Here we have a virus that's much more dangerous, which is the virus of the possible return of the dictatorship, a virus of fascism." While in the capital Brasilia, supporters of Bolsanaro blamed outside forces.
"Our president isn't able to govern because a globalist, Chinese government agenda is being imposed on our nation.
Yes, the virus exists, but it's not killing like they are saying it is." Brazilian Treasury Secretary Mansueto Almeida said in a financial blog that he will resign from the government in July or August.
Two health ministers and a justice minister have already stepped down amid COVID-19.
Brazil has the world's second largest death toll, with 17,110 new cases reported from Saturday (June 13) into Sunday (June 14).
"I don't think Brazil is prepared to face a pandemic of this sort.
Not in the part of educating people to face this and being cautious, and not in the economic part." Despite the rising death toll, authorities have moved to ease quarantine restrictions and reopen businesses.
Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest surged to a 12-year high in 2020, official government data showed on Monday (November 30), with destruction soaring since President Jair Bolsonaro took office and weakened environmental enforcement. Libby Hogan reports.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday said he will not take a vaccine for the coronavirus, calling it his "right." Despite being infected with the virus in July, Bolsonaro has repeatedly played down the seriousness of the pandemic. Eve Johnson reports.
Despite extant COVID crisis, some people have been defiant. COVID precautions still remain to be the best solution to avoid getting infected. Contributing his bit, a man hailing from West Bengal, is covering cities on foot to spread the vital information. Thakur Das Sasmal has covered 5500 km so far. "I started the trek from Kolkata on 25 August. My goal is to inform people about Corona, to convince them," he said.
Masks do not need to be worn during "vigorous intensity physical activity," the WHO has said. The WHO, or the World Health Organization, made updated guidelines, citing new research. The research says wearing masks can have negative effects, reports Business Insider. The WHO said other prevention measures, like distancing and ventilation, need to be in place. This includes indoor exercise venues or these venues should temporarily close.