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COVID-19: FG Extends Work-From-Home Directive For Workers Till June 11

As part of measures aimed at preventing the spread of deadly strains of COVID-19 in the country, the Federal Government has extended its work-from-home directive for civil servants on Grade Level 12 and below. According to the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 domiciled in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, […]

Brazil Announces Equal Pay For Male And Female National Football

Brazil’s football federation announced on Wednesday, September 2, 2020, it will pay men and women the same amount for representing the national team, one of the few countries to make such a pledge. “The CBF has equalled the prize money and allowances between men’s and women’s football, which means the women players will earn the […]

Brazil Doctors Volunteer To Test Coronavirus Vaccines

Health care workers in Brazil have volunteered to test some of the most promising experimental vaccines against the coronavirus pandemic. The  medical staff who work in facilities treating patients infected by the virus, have volunteered to test the experimental vaccines on themselves because they are the most likely to come into contact with it, enabling […]

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Tests Positive For Coronavirus Again

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro announced Wednesday, July 15, 2020, that he still has the coronavirus, after undergoing a new test the day before. “I’m fine, thank God. Yesterday morning, I took the test, and in the evening the result was that I am still positive for the coronavirus,” the far-right leader said in a Facebook […]

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Fed Up With Quarantine, To Take New Coronavirus

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has been in quarantine nearly a week after testing positive for the new coronavirus, announced Monday, July 14, 2020, he plans to take another test as he “can’t stand” being in isolation. The result of the test, which is scheduled for Tuesday, July 14, 2020, “should be out in a […]

Rio To Allow Football Fans From July 10

The State of Rio de Janeiro will allow football fans into stadiums from Friday, July 10, 2020, initially at one-third capacity. According to an official decree, capacity will move to two-thirds from August 1, 2020, while stadiums will be able to function with no restrictions from August 16, 2020. Channels TV reports that thehe initial […]

Coronavirus: Brazil Becomes Second Country To Pass 50,000 Deaths

Brazil has become the second country, after the US, to register more than 50,000 deaths from Covid-19. On Sunday, June 21, 2020, Brazil’s health ministry announced that 641 more deaths had been registered in the past 24 hours, taking the total to 50,617. Over the same period it also registered more than 17,000 new infections. […]

Brazil Toll Tops 30,000 As Italy Reopens Borders

Brazil surpassed 30,000 deaths from the coronavirus outbreak as the disease continued to rip through Latin America, while Italy — at one point the hardest-hit country — prepared to reopen its borders in time for the European summer. After chalking up devastating human losses in Europe, the virus has now taken a firm grip in […]

COVID-19: Trump Bars Travel From Brazil

The White House has disclosed that President Donald Trump on Sunday suspended travel from Brazil which is now the new hotspot in the coronavirus pandemic. Brazil now has the second-biggest caseload in the world, after the United States. It has more than 360,000 confirmed cases, and registered more than 22,000 deaths. AFP reports that White […]

Brazil Jumps To Third In Coronavirus Cases Worldwide

Brazil has been reported as the Country with the third-highest number of novel Coronavirus cases in the world. This is according to official figures released on Monday, May 18, 2020, describing it as a troubling surge for a Country struggling to respond to the pandemic. With 254,220 confirmed cases, Brazil has now surpassed Britain, Spain […]