WHO says South America is the new coronavirus ‘epicentre’.

Brazil, whose president has resisted restrictions, is the hardest hit country in the region with over 310,00 cases
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South America has become an ‘epicentre’ of the COVID-19 pandemic with Brazil the hardest hit country, the World Health Organization’s Mike Ryan said on Friday.

  • South America has now become an epicenter of the global coronavirus pandemic, about six months after the new virus emerged on the other side of the world in Wuhan, China, the World Health Organization declared Friday.
  • Brazil has more cases than any other country in South America, according to the WHO’s most recent daily situation report.
  • Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, head of WHO’s emerging diseases and zoonosis unit, emphasized the importance for all countries to protect vulnerable populations.

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