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An employee at the production line of Russia’s biotech company BIOCAD, which is developing its own vaccine against the new coronavirus and working on another one in cooperation with the country’s virus research centre in Strelna. Photograph: Olga Maltseva/AFP/Getty Images.

A top US scientist has said that people should not count on a Covid-19 vaccine being developed any time soon, as global infections were set to pass 5(...)

A man wearing a protective mask with a Brazilian flag carries supplies to boats at Manaus port on May 19th, 2020. Photograph: Andre Coelho/Getty Images.

Brazil’s daily death toll from the new coronavirus jumped to a record 1,179 on Tuesday as US President Donald Trump said he is considering a travel ba(...)

Outgoing brazilian minister of health of Brazil Nelson Teich (L) holds a press conference along side the executive secretary of the ministry Eduardo Pazuello (R) to announce his departure from the Brazilian Government in Brasilia on Friday. Photograph: Joedson Alves/EPA

Brazil lost its second health minister in a month on Friday after president Jair Bolsonaro demanded wider use of unproven anti-malarial drugs to fight(...)

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro wears a protective mask during the national flag raising ceremony in Brasilia on Tuesday. Photograph: Andre Borges/Bloomberg

Even as the coronavirus pandemic strengthens its grip on Brazil, the country’s president Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday he is scrapping cabinet meet(...)

Supporters of far-right Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro taking part in a protest  in Brasilia on May 3rd. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

For thousands of Venezuelans who sought refuge in the northern Brazilian city of Boa Vista, life was already tough. Fleeing economic collapse at home,(...)

In this file photo taken on August 26th, 2019 Brazilian farmer Helio Lombardo Do Santos and a dog walk through a burnt area of the Amazon rainforest, near Porto Velho, Rondonia state, Brazil. Photograph: Carl de Souza/AFP via Getty Images

Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest rose sharply in April, government data showed on Friday, as the coronavirus outbreak keeps many environmen(...)

Melissa Satta and partner  Kevin-Prince Boateng. Photograph:  Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images

Football has been sprinkled through the years with big-name players who managed to go through an entire career without winning a league medal, Steven (...)

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro shakes hands with his new attorney general Jose Levi Mello do Amaral jnr during his inauguration ceremony in Brasilia on Wednesday. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP via Getty Images

A Brazilian judge has given President Jair Bolsonaro until Saturday to release the results of all tests he took for Covid-19. The far-right leader cl(...)

Gravediggers carry a coffin during a collective burial of people that have died due to the coronavirus disease  at the Parque Taruma cemetery in Manaus, on Tuesday. Photograph: Bruno Kelly/Reuters

Deaths from the coronavirus outbreak have piled up so fast in the Amazon rainforest’s biggest city that the main cemetery is burying five coffins at a(...)

 US president Donald  Trump meets with  Dr Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, in the Oval Office. Photograph: Doug Mills/EPA

Cases of coronavirus in the United States have surpassed one million, according to figures released by John Hopkins University on Tuesday night, meani(...)

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