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ICYMI: Brazilian Football Legend Ronaldinho Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Brazilian soccer star, Ronaldinho has tested positive for novel coronavirus, popularly known as COVID-19. The former Barcelona forward shared a video to his Instagram story revealing his diagnosis. He said he is asymptomatic and is self-isolating in Belo Horizonte, having arrived in Brazil’s sixth-largest city on Saturday. “I have been in [Belo Horizonte] since [Saturday], I came to…

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Brazil’s First Lady, Michelle Bolsonaro, Tests Positive For COVID-19

Michelle Bolsonaro, wife of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for the novel coronavirus also known as COVID-19. The government made the announcement on Thursday after her husband spent two weeks in quarantine with the ravaging virus. It came five days after the President said he was over his illness and resumed his normal work routine. 38-year-old Michelle…

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COVID-19: India’s Toll Surges Past One Million As Global Crisis Worsens

On Friday July 17, India became the third country in the world to hit the grim milestone of million coronavirus cases, following Brazil and the United States where infections are still on the rise. According to Aljazeera, the virus has killed more than 588,000 people and infected nearly 14 million around the world since first being detected…

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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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