Tag Archives: Brazil

Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, Tests Positive For COVID-19

On Tuesday June 7 2020, the President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro announced that he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) but said he was feeling “perfectly well” and had only mild symptoms. The 65-year-old leader has caused huge controversy in Brazil for repeatedly flouting containment measures and minimizing the risk of the virus,…

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COVID-19: India Becomes Third Worst-Hit Country With Toll Near 700,000

India has become the third country with the highest number of coronavirus cases in the world behind Brazil and the United States of America. Despite mixed progress in parts of Asia, total global infections are fast approaching 11.5 million, with more than 533,000 deaths. The Indian government — like many around the world — has gradually lifted…

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Global COVID-19 Death Toll Near 500,000 As Africa Records Highest Daily Infection

According to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT on Saturday, the novel coronavirus has killed at least 494,337 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019. The tallies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO), probably reflect only a fraction of…

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Brazil Hits One Million Coronavirus Cases As Death Toll Becomes Second-Highest

On Friday, Brazil’s Coronavirus toll crossed over the one million bleak milestone after reporting a new one-day surge in the number of infections recorded by Latin America’s largest country. The health ministry said it had recorded 54,771 new infections, a jump it said was largely due to “instability” in its reporting system, which meant some states…

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Coronavirus Cases Crosses Over 5 Million With 327,000 Death Toll Worldwide

The novel Coronavirus also known as COVID-19 has infected over five million people across the world, according to data supplied and computed by Worldometers. The global total cases which now stand at 5,090,064 shows the United States of America as the most infected country with 1,578,801 cases. The US is followed by Russia, Spain, Brazil and the UK…

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Ronaldinho Allegedly Arrested In Paraguay For Using A Fake Passport

According to La Nacion, Brazil football legend, Ronaldinho has been arrested in Paraguay for allegedly entering the South American country with a fake passport. The former Barcelona star was reportedly detained in the Resort Yacht & Golf Club Paraguayo along with his brother Roberto de Assis on Wednesday night, the Ministry of Interior of Paraguay confirmed…

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Users React After Twitter Begins Testing Its Own Version Of Stories Called “Fleets”

Few hours after Twitter announced the testing its own version of Stories, called Fleets, where you can upload photos and videos that disappear after 24 hours, users have begun criticizing the latest update. On Wednesday evening, #RIPTwitter was a top trending topic in the US on the social network. Nevertheless, the feature rolled out the same day and…

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Nigeria Drops In New FIFA World Ranking

Nigeria have dropped a place in Fifa’s world rankings for October despite forcing Brazil to a 1-1 draw in Singapore. The 2013 African champions gathered 1481 points to rank no. 35 in the world and third in Africa behind Senegal [20th in the world], and Tunisia [29th]. African champions Algeria remain unmoved to stay fourth in Africa and 38th in the world with 1469…

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Suger Eagles Kits Yet To Arrive In Singapore, 72 Hours To Brazil Game

The Super Eagles kits for the high-profile international friendly against Brazil in Singapore on Sunday is yet to arrive camp with barely 72 hours to the game, Sports Extra reports. This is the second time such is occurring in a month in the Eagles camp. Last month, an airline failed to arrive with the Nigeria team’s kit bags…

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Fans Expected to Pay $29, $299 For Nigeria Against Brazil Friendly In Singapore

As the Nigeria and Brazil senior team football friendly draws nearer, fans are expected to pay between $29 and $299 (N 10,150 and N104, 650) for match tickets, Sports Extra reports. The game is both sides’ the first meeting in 16 years, happening at the Kallang Stadium in Singapore on October 13. According to www.spotshubtix.sg, tickets for the game will…

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