The death toll in Latin America from the novel coronavirus passed 200,000 on Saturday night underlining the region's status as one of the global epicenters of the pandemic that is testing governments to the limit.
Latin America's biggest airline, the Brazilian-Chilean group LATAM, said it was laying off at least 2,700 crew to cope with the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the aviation industry.
Fresh off a bout of Covid-19, President Jair Bolsonaro said that nearly everyone will probably end up catching the new coronavirus urging Brazilians to “face up to it” and saying there was nothing to fear. He also admitted taking antibiotics since he was suffering from “mouldy lungs”
Mexico has overtaken Britain to become the country with the third-most deaths due to Covid-19, according to data released by the Health Ministry. Reported fatalities rose to reach 46,688, the data shows.
The White House and Donald Trump's campaign on Sunday sought to shut down the Republican president's musings on delaying the 2020 vote, saying there will be an election on Nov 3.
The United States first crewed spaceship to fly to the International Space Station in nearly a decade returned safely to Earth on Sunday, splashing down in the Gulf of Mexico. The successful mission, carried out jointly by SpaceX and NASA, demonstrated that the United States has the capacity once more to send its astronauts to space and bring them back.
Guyana's elections commission on Sunday declared opposition presidential candidate Irfaan Ali the winner of a disputed Mar 2 election, paving the way for a change in power in the newly oil-producing South American country.
Some 45 police officers were injured in a wave of weekend demonstrations in Berlin including protests against coronavirus restrictions, police said as protesters gathered again in smaller numbers on Sunday.
At least 40 passengers and crew from a luxury cruise liner have tested positive for COVID-19 and the authorities are still trying to trace a number of passengers from two recent Arctic voyages, public health officials in Norway said on Sunday.
Facebook said on Saturday it has put a global block on certain accounts controlled by supporters of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro implicated in a fake news inquiry, a day after it was fined for not complying with a Supreme Court judge's order to do so.