Brazil set to pass 1.5 million coronavirus cases, cities reopen anyway

Brazil set to pass 1.5 million coronavirus cases, cities reopen anyway
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  • calendar-gray 03 July 2020

Brazil was set to pass 1.5 million confirmed coronavirus cases on Friday, as the virus continues to ravage Latin America’s largest country even as cities reopen bars, restaurants and gyms sparking fears infections will keep rising, APA reports quoting Reuters.

Brazil has the world’s second largest outbreak after the United States and the virus has killed over 60,000 people in the country. 

In Rio de Janeiro, crowds gathered to drink on the sidewalk of an upscale beach-side neighborhood on Thursday night, the first evening bars in the city were allowed to reopen. 

Pictures of the revelry in Leblon, where few were wearing face masks and people were huddled close together, went viral on social media drawing condemnation and concern.

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