Brazil desath toll

Country announces 48-hour curfew

Brazil has become the first country in the southern hemisphere to surpass 1,000 deaths with coronavirus.
The health ministry confirmed 1,056 deaths and 19,638 cases. The numbers are likely to be much higher as only patients at hospitals are being tested.
Most states have imposed quarantine measures but President Jair Bolsonaro has challenged the restrictions, saying they needlessly harm the economy.
Officials say the outbreak is not expected to peak for a few weeks yet.

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