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Brazil surpasses 10,000 coronavirus deaths

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<p>Brazil has officially surpassed 10,000 coronavirus deaths. Following the development, congress has decreed an official mourning period of three days.</p> <p>In the Caju cemetery in Rio de Janeiro, burials are held one after the other, with or without the relatives, to avoid contamination. </p> <p>The country of 210 million inhabitants, the most affected in Latin America, could become the new global epicentre of the virus.</p> <p>President Jair Bolsonaro still opposes stay-at-home measures due to their impact on the country’s economy. </p> <p>The pandemic has given rise to ongoing governmental clashes, pitting the president against governors and mayors who have implemented social distancing and confinement measures – efforts supported by the country’s Supreme Court.</p>
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