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Boy rescues cat that fell into a drain in Brazil, viral video makes people smile

“What a wonderful little boy!” wrote a Twitter user while reacting to the rescue video of the cat.
The image shows a boy trying to rescue a cat in Brazil.(Instagram/@dr.adejair.junior.osteopatia)
The image shows a boy trying to rescue a cat in Brazil.(Instagram/@dr.adejair.junior.osteopatia)
Published on Jun 26, 2021 02:42 PM IST
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ByTrisha Sengupta

Vicky Kaushal’s 6am Capoeira workout combines dance, acrobatics and music

  • Vicky Kaushal makes sweating it out in the gym look fun as he nails the ginga movement of Brazilian martial art, Capoeira, which involves hands on the ground and inverted kicks while combining elements of dance, acrobatics and music. Read more about this interesting workout here
Vicky Kaushal’s 6am Capoeira workout combines dance, acrobatics and music(Instagram/vickykaushal09)
Vicky Kaushal’s 6am Capoeira workout combines dance, acrobatics and music(Instagram/vickykaushal09)
Updated on Jun 25, 2021 04:13 PM IST
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US to send 3 million Johnson & Johnson one-shot Covid-19 vaccine to Brazil

  • Brazil had already given regulatory approval to the J&J vaccine, providing the quickest path to getting a large number of doses to the country immediately
The one-shot J&J vaccine is seen as particularly helpful in ensuring effective vaccination rates in remote areas since it does not require a second dose. (AFP)
The one-shot J&J vaccine is seen as particularly helpful in ensuring effective vaccination rates in remote areas since it does not require a second dose. (AFP)
Published on Jun 24, 2021 09:26 PM IST
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Reuters | , Washington

Prostate cancer drug may improve Covid-19 survival: Study

An experimental prostate cancer drug improved the survival of hospitalised Covid-19 patients in Brazil in a clinical trial, researchers reported. Benefits were similar across genders, even though women might not be expected to respond to drugs that block male hormones
Prostate cancer drug may improve Covid-19 survival: Study(Shutterstock)
Prostate cancer drug may improve Covid-19 survival: Study(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 24, 2021 06:01 PM IST
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Brazilians protest Bolsonaro's role in half a million Covid-19 deaths

The government faces fierce criticism for passing up early opportunities to buy vaccines. Pharmaceutical maker Pfizer said it got no response to offers to sell vaccines to the government between August and November last year.
Brazilian media reported that protests had been held in all 26 states as well as the capital Brasilia.(AP)
Brazilian media reported that protests had been held in all 26 states as well as the capital Brasilia.(AP)
Published on Jun 20, 2021 05:06 AM IST
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Reuters | , Brasilia/rio De Janeiro

Many Brazilians insist on hard-to-find Pfizer, hesitant to Sinovac, AstraZeneca

  • China’s Sinovac and England’s AstraZeneca Plc account for about 96% of shots available in the country, compared with just 4% for Pfizer, according to government data.
Brazilians are shunning two of the most widely available vaccines in the country, AstraZeneca and Sinovac, waiting it out for Pfizer shots.(Bloomberg)
Brazilians are shunning two of the most widely available vaccines in the country, AstraZeneca and Sinovac, waiting it out for Pfizer shots.(Bloomberg)
Published on Jun 19, 2021 09:15 PM IST
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Brazil inches close to half a million Covid-19 deaths, second worst-hit globally

As of Friday, Brazil has registered 498,499 deaths and a total of 17,801,462 confirmed Covid-19 cases, according to the official data. Brazil continues to be the second worst-hit nation globally - second after the United States. In the last week, Brazil saw 2,000 deaths per day on average.
A health worker treats a coronavirus disease (Covid-19) patient at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in the Ronaldo Gazolla Hospital, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil June 18, 2021.(REUTERS)
A health worker treats a coronavirus disease (Covid-19) patient at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in the Ronaldo Gazolla Hospital, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil June 18, 2021.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 19, 2021 08:48 PM IST
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Emotional Neymar counts down to Pelé's record for Brazil

Official statistics from FIFA, soccer's international governing body, put Pelé in No. 1 spot for Brazil with 77 goals. Neymar has 68 after he netted the Seleção's second against Peru.
Brazil's Neymar(REUTERS)
Brazil's Neymar(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 18, 2021 12:32 PM IST
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PTI | , Sao Paulo

Brazil opens Copa America with 3-0 win over Venezuela

Marquinhos, Neymar and Gabriel Barbosa scored in the opener at Mané Garrincha stadium in Brasilia, less than a day after several Venezuelan players tested positive for COVID-19.
Brazil's Neymar celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates(REUTERS)
Brazil's Neymar celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 14, 2021 07:12 AM IST
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AP | , Sao Paulo

Brazil's Bolsonaro fined for flouting Covid-19 mask rule during motorcycle rally

Sao Paulo's state government press office said a fine — equivalent to about $110 — would be imposed for violation of a rule that has required masks in public places since May 2020.
The procession of cyclists wound out of the city and back, arriving at Ibirapuera Park, where Jair Bolsonaro clambered atop a car to defend his denunciation of masks for the vaccinated.(AP)
The procession of cyclists wound out of the city and back, arriving at Ibirapuera Park, where Jair Bolsonaro clambered atop a car to defend his denunciation of masks for the vaccinated.(AP)
Published on Jun 13, 2021 02:05 AM IST
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PTI | , Sao Paulo

Brazil's health regulator looks at extending expiry date of J&J vaccine doses

Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen is proposing extending the expiry to four-and-a-half months from three at present, as approved on Thursday by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Brazil's health regulator Anvisa said in a statement.
The batch of 3 million doses expires on June 27.(AFP)
The batch of 3 million doses expires on June 27.(AFP)
Published on Jun 12, 2021 05:42 AM IST
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Reuters | , Brasilia

Trump-appointed US ambassador to Brazil Todd Chapman resigns

Ambassador Todd Chapman said that he wrote to President Joe Biden on Wednesday to inform him of his decision, and that he would be moving to Denver to be near his children and pursue other professional opportunities.
Todd Chapman's appointment in Oct. 2019 came as Bolsonaro was projecting ideological alignment with the US and then-President Donald Trump.(Reuters File Photo)
Todd Chapman's appointment in Oct. 2019 came as Bolsonaro was projecting ideological alignment with the US and then-President Donald Trump.(Reuters File Photo)
Published on Jun 11, 2021 01:06 AM IST
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PTI | , Rio De Janeiro

Brazil squad agrees to play in Copa America despite concerns

Players used social media to publish a message saying they are “unsatisfied" with South American soccer's governing body, CONMEBOL, which decided to move the tournament to Brazil after Colombia and Argentina were dropped as co-hosts.
Brazil's coach Tite gestures during the South American qualification football match against Paraguay for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. (AFP)
Brazil's coach Tite gestures during the South American qualification football match against Paraguay for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. (AFP)
Published on Jun 09, 2021 05:41 PM IST
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Brazil clears proposal to import Covaxin, Sputnik V; conditions apply

The clarification regarding GMP comes as the Brazillian health regulator had earlier denied the proposal to import Covaxin into the country, after the authorities found that the Indian plant in which the Covid-19 vaccine was being made did not meet the GMP requirements.
In this file photo taken on May 09, 2021, a medical worker displays a vial of the Covaxin vaccine against the Covid-19 coronavirus at a vaccination center in Mumbai. (AFP)
In this file photo taken on May 09, 2021, a medical worker displays a vial of the Covaxin vaccine against the Covid-19 coronavirus at a vaccination center in Mumbai. (AFP)
Published on Jun 05, 2021 10:00 PM IST
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Brazil named Copa America host after Argentina is stripped

Alejandro Domínguez, the president of South American soccer body CONMEBOL, announced the move on Monday hours after Argentina was ruled out amid an increase in COVID-19 cases in the country.
Brazil to host Copa America(REUTERS)
Brazil to host Copa America(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 01, 2021 07:39 AM IST
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AP | , Sao Paulo

Sinovac vaccine 'controlled' Covid-19 in Brazil town, study finds

The study, carried out by the Sau Paulo state government, was carried out in the small town of Serrana after 75% of adults were covered with a second shot. The town has a population of 45,000.
A worker inspects syringes of a vaccine for Covid-19 produced by Sinovac at its factory in Beijing (AP)
A worker inspects syringes of a vaccine for Covid-19 produced by Sinovac at its factory in Beijing (AP)
Published on May 31, 2021 10:20 PM IST
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In Brazil, traveller diagnosed with Covid-19 variant found in India

The 32-year-old patient landed in Sau Paulo on May 22, according to officials. However, by the time Sao Paulo authorities were informed of the positive result, he had flown onward to Rio de Janeiro.
People wait in line outside a community medical center to get a shot of the Pfizer vaccine for Covid-19 in Sao Paulo, Brazil (AP).
People wait in line outside a community medical center to get a shot of the Pfizer vaccine for Covid-19 in Sao Paulo, Brazil (AP).
Published on May 26, 2021 10:27 PM IST
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Brazil: Sao Paulo extends Covid restriction phase, but eases commercial activity

Sao Paulo was in the red phase from March 6 to 23, moving to the transition phase and gradually opening up activities as according to hospital availability.
People wait in line outside a community medical center to get a shot of the Pfizer vaccine for Covid-19 in Sao Paulo, Brazil on May 6, 2021. (AP file photo)
People wait in line outside a community medical center to get a shot of the Pfizer vaccine for Covid-19 in Sao Paulo, Brazil on May 6, 2021. (AP file photo)
Published on May 08, 2021 07:52 AM IST
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ANI | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal, Sao Paulo

Deforestation of Brazilian Amazon hits record in April

  • The area of the rainforest that was destroyed -- 580 square kilometers (225 square miles) -- marked a new high for the month of April and a 42.5 percent on-year rise, according to satellite monitoring by the Brazilian space agency INPE. Its data goes back to 2015.
Aerial picture of a deforested area close to Sinop, Mato Grosso State, Brazil. A total of 580.55 square kilometres were deforested in the Brazilian Amazon in April 2021, a record level for the month, according to official data released on May 7, 2021, defying President Jair Bolsonaro's promises to reduce deforestation.(AFP)
Aerial picture of a deforested area close to Sinop, Mato Grosso State, Brazil. A total of 580.55 square kilometres were deforested in the Brazilian Amazon in April 2021, a record level for the month, according to official data released on May 7, 2021, defying President Jair Bolsonaro's promises to reduce deforestation.(AFP)
Published on May 07, 2021 10:31 PM IST
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25 killed in Rio de Janeiro police raid on drug gang

Suspects tried to escape across rooftops as police entered the slum in armored vehicles and helicopters flew overhead, television images showed.
Police get out of an armored vehicle during an operation against alleged drug traffickers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, May 6, 2021.(AP)
Police get out of an armored vehicle during an operation against alleged drug traffickers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, May 6, 2021.(AP)
Published on May 06, 2021 10:37 PM IST
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Brazil's Senate begins inquiry govt's handling of coronavirus pandemic

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been one of the world's most prominent opponents of restrictions aimed at curbing the disease, whose effects he has often downplayed. He has encouraged use of medications that scientists say are worthless.
Critics say Jair Bolsonaro's policies, along with a bungled vaccine campaign, have contributed to the world's second-highest death toll from the coronavirus.(AP file photo)
Critics say Jair Bolsonaro's policies, along with a bungled vaccine campaign, have contributed to the world's second-highest death toll from the coronavirus.(AP file photo)
Updated on Apr 28, 2021 04:47 PM IST
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AP | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal, Sao Paulo

Brazil asks women to postpone pregnancy ‘if possible’ over coronavirus variant

  • The secretary of primary health care of the Brazilian health ministry said that women should consider delaying pregnancy “a bit to a better time so that (they) can have a more peaceful pregnancy."
Brazil is the second worst-hit country in terms of deaths related to coronavirus disease (Covid-19).(Pixabay)
Brazil is the second worst-hit country in terms of deaths related to coronavirus disease (Covid-19).(Pixabay)
Published on Apr 17, 2021 06:40 PM IST
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Covid-19 in Brazil: Graveyard workers say 600 graves dug every day

  • Gravediggers say their night shift begins at 6 pm at Vila Formosa which is the final resting place of 1.5 million people.
People attend the burial of a relative who died from complications related to Covid-19 at the Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (AP Photo)
People attend the burial of a relative who died from complications related to Covid-19 at the Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (AP Photo)
Published on Apr 17, 2021 08:25 AM IST
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AFP | , Sao Paolo

Fears grow over mutating Brazil Covid-19 variant

  • Research conducted by the public health institute Fiocruz into the variants circulating in Brazil found mutations in the spike region of the virus that is used to enter and infect cells.
In this aerial photo boats are seen parked on the banks of the Buriganga River during a lockdown imposed to combat the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, in Dhaka on April 15, 2021. (Photo by Munir UZ ZAMAN / AFP)(AFP)
In this aerial photo boats are seen parked on the banks of the Buriganga River during a lockdown imposed to combat the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, in Dhaka on April 15, 2021. (Photo by Munir UZ ZAMAN / AFP)(AFP)
Updated on Apr 16, 2021 05:27 AM IST
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Agencies | , Rio De Janeiro/ Geneva

Unusually high Covid deaths among babies, young children in Brazil. Here’s why

  • A recent study, published in The Lancet, suggests that multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is a newly identified and serious health condition associated with Covid-19.
Brazil’s official data suggest that Covid-19 killed at least 852 children up to the age of nine but experts estimate higher number.(Reuters)
Brazil’s official data suggest that Covid-19 killed at least 852 children up to the age of nine but experts estimate higher number.(Reuters)
Published on Apr 15, 2021 04:59 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Brazil's Supreme Court allows probe of Prez Bolsonaro's Covid-19 response

The court voted 10-1 Wednesday to uphold Justice Luís Roberto Barroso's order that the Senate should start an investigation of into Jair Bolsonaro's management of the crisis because a required number of senators had sponsored such a call.
Bolsonaro and his allies say he’s being unfairly blamed for Brazil's surge in Covid-19 deaths, a toll that trails only that of the United States.(AFP file photo)
Bolsonaro and his allies say he’s being unfairly blamed for Brazil's surge in Covid-19 deaths, a toll that trails only that of the United States.(AFP file photo)
Published on Apr 15, 2021 05:36 AM IST
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AP | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal, Sao Paulo

Brazil Senate pushes forward with probe of Prez Bolsonaro's Covid-19 response

Senate leader Rodrigo Pacheco said on Tuesday that a congressional inquiry into the federal response to the pandemic would be combined with a probe into how federal resources were distributed to states.
Bolsonaro has drawn widespread criticism for his approach to the coronavirus, which he has described as a
Bolsonaro has drawn widespread criticism for his approach to the coronavirus, which he has described as a "little flu."(AFP)
Published on Apr 14, 2021 07:17 AM IST
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Brazil records 1,480 more deaths due to Covid as probe pressures Prez Bolsonaro

A brutal new wave of Covid-19 in recent weeks has pushed the official toll since the pandemic began to more than 13.5 million cases and over 354,000 deaths, according to Health Ministry figures released on Monday.
A healthcare worker shows the syringe to a woman after applying a dose of Sinovac's CoronaVac vaccine at Cacique de Ramos, one of the most traditional carnival blocks of Rio de Janeiro. (Reuters file photo)
A healthcare worker shows the syringe to a woman after applying a dose of Sinovac's CoronaVac vaccine at Cacique de Ramos, one of the most traditional carnival blocks of Rio de Janeiro. (Reuters file photo)
Published on Apr 13, 2021 05:38 AM IST
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Reuters | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal

Brazil: 1,803 Covid-19 deaths; China's vaccine 50.7% effective against variant

Sao Paulo's Butantan biomedical institute, which tested and is now producing the CoronaVac vaccine developed by China's Sinovac Biotech Ltd, said on Sunday a study it conducted found the shot had an efficacy rate of 50.7% against the P1 variant, and a less widespread strain known as P2.
Employees pick up vials containing CoronaVac, Sinovac's vaccine against Covid-19, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.(Reuters)
Employees pick up vials containing CoronaVac, Sinovac's vaccine against Covid-19, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.(Reuters)
Published on Apr 12, 2021 04:11 AM IST
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Brazil's ICUs have more young patients than old

  • The number of people aged 39 or younger in intensive care units with Covid-19 in March rose sharply to more than 11,000, or 52.2 percent of the total.
Mobile Emergency Care Service (SAMU) workers carry an elderly COVID-19 patient to an ambulance in Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil. (AP Photo)
Mobile Emergency Care Service (SAMU) workers carry an elderly COVID-19 patient to an ambulance in Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil. (AP Photo)
Published on Apr 11, 2021 10:30 PM IST
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