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A dozen states running out of beds for patients locked down their main cities, and some declared a night-time curfew to try to stop the spread of novel coronavirus as cases escalated to their worst level since the peak of the pandemic in July.(AFP)

Brazil resorts to lockdowns and curfews to quell Covid-19 surge

Reuters | , Brasilia
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 10:53 AM IST
In Brasilia, where the president lives and works, Governor Ibaneis Rocha decreed a lockdown starting early on Sunday.
Health workers wait for a discharged Covid-19 patient before his departure from the Luziania field hospital, a suburb of Brasilia, Brazil, (AP)
Health workers wait for a discharged Covid-19 patient before his departure from the Luziania field hospital, a suburb of Brasilia, Brazil, (AP)

Brasilia goes into lockdown as Brazil reels from Covid-19 surge

Reuters | , Brasilia
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 06:11 AM IST
The drastic step came as right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro, who has repeatedly downplayed the gravity of the pandemic that has killed 250,000 Brazilians, renewed his attacks on state governors for destroying jobs with lockdowns.
Brazil’s total Covid-19 death toll has gone over 72,000(AP)
Brazil’s total Covid-19 death toll has gone over 72,000(AP)

Brazil’s coronavirus death toll surpasses 72,000

Brasilia | By Asian News International | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON JUL 13, 2020 08:18 AM IST
Brazil has the second-highest coronavirus death toll, it is surpassed only by the United States, which has registered over 135,000 Covid-19 fatalities, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University.
A landmark in the history of town planning, it had sprung up in less than four years on an empty plateau that is often mistaken for desert in Brazil’s central west region. (Representational Image)(Instagram)
A landmark in the history of town planning, it had sprung up in less than four years on an empty plateau that is often mistaken for desert in Brazil’s central west region. (Representational Image)(Instagram)

Sixty years ago, Brasilia became Brazil’s capital

Brasília | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2020 09:06 AM IST
A landmark in the history of town planning, it had sprung up in less than four years on an empty plateau that is often mistaken for desert in Brazil’s central west region.
Charles Oliveira in action.(Twitter)
Charles Oliveira in action.(Twitter)

Charles Oliveira wins in eerie silence as UFC Brasilia defies coronavirus fears

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2020 09:34 AM IST
With the local government having banned large gatherings in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus, the usual gladiatorial atmosphere of a fight night was absent as the thousands of seats remained unfilled. 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting on the sidelines of BRICS Summit, in Brasilia, Brazil on Wednesday, November 13.(Photo: PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting on the sidelines of BRICS Summit, in Brasilia, Brazil on Wednesday, November 13.(Photo: PTI)

Eye on trade, India-China to explore ‘new growth points’

Hindustan Times, Beijing/New Delhi | By Sutirtho Patranobis and Rezaul H Laskar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 14, 2019 10:57 PM IST
Modi and Xi agreed the new High Level Mechanism on Trade and Economy “should meet at an early date”, the statement said. During a meeting on the margins of the Brics Summit in Brasilia on Wednesday, Xi said China welcomes the import of “high quality” goods from India.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping.(ANI PHOTO.)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping.(ANI PHOTO.)

India, China to focus on efforts to sort out trade-related issues

Hindustan Times, Beijing/New Delhi | By Sutirtho Patranobis and Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 09:35 PM IST
During a meeting on the margins of the BRICS (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) Summit in Brasilia on Wednesday, Xi said China welcomes the import of “high quality” goods from India. The two leaders agreed on the importance of a close dialogue on trade and investment, India’s external affairs ministry said in a statement.
China welcomes the import of “high-quality” goods from India and the two countries must add “new growth points” in sectors including medicine and infrastructure construction(PTI)
China welcomes the import of “high-quality” goods from India and the two countries must add “new growth points” in sectors including medicine and infrastructure construction(PTI)

Need new growth points in India-China trade, President Xi tells Modi in Brazil

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 11:55 AM IST
Modi and Xi held talks on the sidelines of the 11th BRICS Summit on Wednesday in the Brazilian capital city of Brasilia. The two leaders were meeting a month after their second informal summit held in Chennai in October.
Congressman-elect Jean Wyllys gestures during a session to elect the new president of the chamber of deputies in the National Congress in Brasilia, Brazil July 13, 2016.(REUTERS)
Congressman-elect Jean Wyllys gestures during a session to elect the new president of the chamber of deputies in the National Congress in Brasilia, Brazil July 13, 2016.(REUTERS)

‘I want to stay alive’:Brazil’s 1st openly gay leader quits seat after threats

BRASILIA | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2019 07:39 AM IST
Jean Wyllys said he was tired of living with bodyguards since the execution-style murder last year of popular Rio de Janeiro councilwoman Marielle Franco, a fellow PSOL member.
A Green Macaw flies in the mountains near Manzanillo Beach, 280 km east of San Jose.(AFP File Photo/Representative image)
A Green Macaw flies in the mountains near Manzanillo Beach, 280 km east of San Jose.(AFP File Photo/Representative image)

Brazilian blue macaw parrot, from Disney movie ‘Rio’, now extinct in wild: Study

Brasilia | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON SEP 09, 2018 05:11 PM IST
The Spix’s macaw is one of eight bird species, half of them in Brazil, confirmed extinct or suspected extinct in the report from BirdLife International published on Sunday, reports CNN.
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