Brazilian soldiers disinfect the airport in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: Reuters

Brazil risks becoming coronavirus hotspot as new cases overwhelm hospitals

  • President Jair Bolsonaro has shown no sign of wavering from his insistence that Covid-19 is not serious and that broad social distancing measures are not needed
  • By official counts, the country had its worst day yet on Thursday, with about 3,700 new cases and more than 400 deaths
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Brazilian soldiers disinfect the airport in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: Reuters
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