30,000 people have died as a result of the coronavirus epidemic, which has ravaged Latin America, while Italy, which was once the worst-affected country, prepares to reopen its frontiers in preparation for the European summertime.
After wreaking havoc in Europe, the disease has now firmly established itself in Latin America, with Brazil passing a terrifying milestone late Tuesday.
After the United States, the United Kingdom, and Italy, the current official COVID-19 number of fatalities of 31,199 is the forth highest in the world.
Despite repeated warnings from the WHO and public health officials that it is too much, too fast, some Brazilian states have started to appear from weeks of economically suffocating quarantine measures.
“In the present situation, loosening the regulations is just adding fuel to the fire,” Rafael Galliez, a communicable diseases expert at Rio de Janeiro’s Federal University, told AFP.