Coronavirus infections in Brazil no longer appear to be rising exponentially but the country is “still in the middle of this fight” as new cases and deaths grow by thousands every day, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.
The Argentine government announced on Friday that it has extended the national quarantine aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 to August 2.
Argentina’s government sent a bill to Congress late on Thursday night laying out its plans to restructure public debt in dollars issued under local law, offering creditors new instruments in both foreign currency and pesos.
London's police force suspended an officer on Friday after video footage emerged of him appearing to kneel on the head and neck of a Black man they had detained who cried out, “Get off my neck!”
Cuba said this week it will allow some stores to sell food, personal hygiene and other consumer goods in U.S. dollars and will eliminate a 10% tax on the greenback, an effort to rake in more hard currency to purchase goods abroad.
Brazilian orange juice exports registered a total volume of 1.07 million tons during the 2019/2020 harvest – an increase of 17% compared to the previous harvest, when 920,029 tons were shipped.
Chinese authorities issued more flood warnings for China’s Yangtze River on Friday, as heavy rains were forecast in provinces in the country’s south. At least 141 people have died or are missing and more than 2.2 million relocated due to floods across southern China since June, state-run CGTN reported.
Spain has ordered the culling of nearly 100,000 mink on a farm in the north-east after confirming many were carrying coronavirus, a regional minister said. Speaking to reporters, Joaquin Olona, agriculture minister for the Aragon region, said the cull would involve the slaughter of some 92,700 mink who are prized for their pelt.
British scientists analyzing data from a widely-used COVID-19 symptom-tracking app have found there are six distinct types of the disease, each distinguished by a cluster of symptoms.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday that he will return a fourth of his salary to help the country weather the coronavirus crisis that has battered the economy, encouraging public servants also to donate from their earnings.