Odisha extends lockdown till April 30th, recommends samte to Centre; India reports first COVID-19 related death of a doctor; Man allegedly lynched in Delhi's Bawana on suspicion of conspiracy to spread..
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said he tested negative for the coronavirus. According to Business Insider, there were false reports saying the president tested positive. Bolsonaro said on Twitter:..
On Wednesday, Bolsonaro wrote to Modi on COVID-19 crisis with references to Ramayana and comparing Indian efforts to contain the pandemic to Hanuman and mythical 'sanjeevani booti'. DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes
SAO PAULO (AP) — In home isolation just months after his release from jail, Brazil’s former leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said Wednesday that President Jair Bolsonaro needs to change his.. Seattle Times - Published
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — China’s embassy in Brazil responded with outrage Monday to a social media post by Brazil’s Education Minister Abraham Weintraub that appeared to mock Chinese accents while.. SeattlePI.com - Published
· Coronavirus has forced big tech giants like Facebook, Twitter, and Google to take unprecedented action to stop the spread of harmful misinformation.
· The pandemic has so far killed close to.. Business Insider - Published
President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil, who has called the coronavirus a “measly cold,” is the sole major world leader continuing to question the merits of lockdown measures to fight the pandemic. Seattle Times - Published Also reported by •NYTimes.com
A year into his presidency, Mr. Bolsonaro and his sons have helped fuel a gun rights movement that had little popular support, or political clout, in the country before he took office. NYTimes.com - Published
SAO PAULO (AP) — Major social media companies are taking aim at Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s dismissal of social distancing, joining others in the country who have lined up against his.. Seattle Times - Published
Brazil’s president has continued to refuse to extend his country’s protections against the novel coronavirus, claiming more quarantine measures would destroy more jobs and.. FOXNews.com - Published
· Facebook and Twitter have removed videos of Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro endorsing the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a COVID-19 treatment.
· Social media companies have been.. Business Insider - Published
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Like every Sunday, Brazilian Pastor Silas Malafaia took the stage of his Pentecostal temple in a middle-class Rio de Janeiro neighborhood. But this week, he wore a T-shirt.. SeattlePI.com - Published
Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday.
1. *Amazon fired a New York warehouse worker who helped lead a protest on Monday against its coronavirus response.* The worker,.. Business Insider - Published
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A month ago, a massive Carnival party bursting with samba music and smiling faces raged inside Rio de Janeiro’s Sambadrome. Today, its floodlights are off and there's no hint.. SeattlePI.com - Published
Facebook has diverted from its policy of not fact-checking politicians in order to prevent the spread of potentially harmful coronavirus misinformation from Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. Facebook.. TechCrunch - Published
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Even as coronavirus cases mount in Latin America’s largest nation, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has staked out the most deliberately dismissive position of any major.. Seattle Times - Published
President Jair Bolsonaro said that concerns about the virus are overblown; Archbishop Walmor Oliveira de Azevedo of Belo Horizonte, president of the bishops’ conference, denounced his remarks,.. Catholic Culture - Published
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s governors are defying President Jair Bolsonaro over his call to reopen schools and businesses, dismissing his argument that the “cure” of widespread shutdowns to.. Seattle Times - Published
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's governors on Wednesday rebelled against President Jair Bolsonaro’s call for life to return to pre-coronavirus normalcy, saying his proposal to reopen schools and.. SeattlePI.com - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times
President Jair Bolsonaro labeled regional leaders who have imposed restrictions as "criminals" who are "destroying Brazil." His position has brought him into conflict with them and medical experts. NPR - Published
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday stuck with his contention that concern about the new coronavirus is overblown, and accused Brazilian media of trying to stoke nationwide.. SeattlePI.com - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro may be adored by supporters, but his cavalier attitude toward the coronavirus, which has infected many members of his government, has others banging pots and pans. NPR - Published
The head of the U.S. military's Southern Commander, Admiral Craig Faller, has tested negative for the coronavirus, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday, saying the test was a precautionary step.. Reuters - Published
Brazil lacks legislation that would let the government close its borders as some neighboring countries are doing, President Jair Bolsonaro said in a Monday radio interview regarding measures to fight.. Reuters - Published