Coronavirus: Brazil becomes second country to pass 50,000 deaths

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Brazil has become the second country, after the US, to register more than 50,000 deaths from Covid-19.

It comes amid growing political unrest and just days after the country confirmed more than one million coronavirus infections.

Experts warn that the peak of the outbreak in Brazil is still weeks away.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has also recorded the biggest one-day increase in cases globally, with most of the new infections in the Americas.

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