Tag Archives: CORONAVIRUS / BRAZIL

Brazilian health authorities allowed the import of 6 million doses of the Sinovac coronavirus vaccine | Instant News


RIO DE JANEIRO, October 23 (Reuters) – Brazilian health regulator Anvisa said in a statement on Friday that it was allowing the biomedical center of the Butantan Institute of Sao Paulo to import 6 million doses of a candidate for the coronavirus vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac.

The vaccine, known as CoronaVac, is still in phase 3 clinical trials in Brazil and has not been registered for wider use in Brazil, said Anvisa. (Reporting by Pedro Fonseca, written by Jake Spring, edited by Chris Reese)

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UPDATE 1-Brazil reopens international flights to tourists despite increased corona virus deaths | Instant News


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By Ricardo Brito and Marcelo Rochabrun

BRAZIL / SAO PAULO, July 29 (Reuters) – Brazil on Wednesday reopened international air travel to foreign tourists, which have been banned since March, even when the country’s coronavirus outbreak was ranked second worst in the world.

Tourists from all countries can travel to Brazil as long as they have health insurance during their trip, the government said in a decree that did not explain the reason for the decision.

Brazil, the country worst hit by COVID-19 after the United States, reported on Wednesday the number of new deaths and confirmed cases.

Brazil reopens its air borders faster than other countries in the region with less severe outbreaks, such as Colombia, Argentina, Panama and Peru, which remain closed to international commercial flights.

Reuters reported on the government’s intention to allow international air travel early on Wednesday.

While tourists can now visit Brazil, many countries have not yet taken reciprocal action due to the severity of the outbreak. The United States and the European Union, for example, are open for international travel but do not allow tourists from Brazil. (Reporting by Ricardo Brito and Marcelo Rochabrun; Editing by Sandra Maler and Richard Chang)

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Brazil is expected to reopen international travel to foreigners, said the source | Instant News


BRAZIL / SAO PAULO, July 29 (Reuters) – Brazil is expected to announce reopening international air travel to foreigners, which have been banned since March due to the coronavirus crisis, two sources with knowledge of the problem told Reuters on Wednesday.

The source said the federal government was expected to issue a decree announcing the lifting of the travel ban, although it would likely include some restrictions. (Reporting by Ricardo Brito and Marcelo Rochabrun; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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The death toll of the Brazilian virus reached a peak of 80,000 health services | Instant News


RIO DE JANEIRO, July 20 (Reuters) – Brazil registered 20,257 new cases of confirmed corona virus and the number of deaths has risen above 80,000, the health ministry said Monday.

The total number of cases in Brazil, the second most affected country in the world after the United States, has now increased to 2,118,646 while the 632 new deaths recorded bring the total number of deaths to 80,120.

Reporting by Pedro Fonseca Writing by Jamie McGeever Editing by Chris Reese

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The Brazilian coronavirus outbreak worsened because the total number of cases was close to 500,000 | Instant News


BRAZILIA, May 30 (Reuters) – Brazil registered a record 33,274 new cases of corona virus on Saturday, the health ministry said, bringing the total to 498,440 in the country with one of the worst outbreaks in the world.

The death toll in Brazil from COVID-19, a respiratory disease caused by coronavirus, increased to 28,834, with 956 new deaths in the past 24 hours, the ministry said. (Reporting by Anthony Boadle Editing by Paul Simao)

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