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Brazil conceals pandemic effects

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/08/20, 01:28 pm

A website that published up-to-date reports on COVID-19 cases and deaths in Brazil disappeared on Friday. When the country’s Health Ministry put the site back up on Saturday, it only showed tallies from the previous 24 hours. Johns Hopkins University on Monday morning showed Brazil in second place globally for the most confirmed cases at nearly 692,000 and third in the number of deaths at more than 34,400. Brazil is the seventh most populous nation in the world.

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More COVID-19 milestones worldwide

International | Meanwhile, Brazil stops counting the number of cases and deaths
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/08/20, 01:14 pm

ITALY: The global toll of recorded deaths due to COVID-19 topped 400,000 and total confirmed cases passed 7 million over the weekend. The United States has nearly 111,000 confirmed virus-related deaths. Pope Francis warned, “Don’t cry victory too soon,” as Italy and other European nations reopened and the pontiff again recited prayers from his balcony at the Vatican.

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Tropical storm descends on Gulf Coast

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/08/20, 04:36 am

Cristobal made landfall on the southeast Louisiana coast on Sunday, packing winds of 50 miles per hour. The storm was below hurricane strength as it moved inland, but forecasters cautioned its effects could stretch some 180 miles along the Gulf Coast. The National Hurricane Center said Cristobal will weaken into a tropical depression today as it moves across southeastern Louisiana, Arkansas, and Missouri before entering Canada on Wednesday.

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