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File photo of Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro. | Moises Lopez/Twitter

‘Brazilians won’t be guinea pigs’ — Jair Bolsonaro backtracks on Chinese vaccine deal

Brazil's health ministry faced flak after it announced the deal to purchase China's Coronavac vaccine, which was to be distributed nationwide.

Early hotspots see resurgence in Brazil, Australian elderly homes under fire & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
A Sinovac Biotech LTD vaccine candidate for coronavirus on display at the China International Fair for Trade in Services in Beijing | Noel Celis | AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Chinese vaccine maker to offer shots first to countries running phase 3 trials

Sinovac, one of three Chinese vaccines in the last stages of testing, is expecting interim data as soon as November from its Phase 3 trial of almost 10,000 people in Brazil.
A Saudi Arabia airlines plane stands at Riyadh Airport | Commons

Saudi Arabia suspends flights to and from India amid surge in Covid cases

Saudi Arabia's aviation authority said it was suspending travel to and from India, Brazil & Argentina including any person who has been in any of these countries in last 14 days.
File photo of a doctor advising medical staff on procedures in a Covid-19 intensive care unit (ICU) in Sao Paulo, Brazil | Bloomberg

Deaths in Brazil’s transplant waitlist up 44%, retail sales in China grow & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
A medic collects a nasal sample from a resident via Rapid Antigen kit for Covid-19 test, at Borivali in Mumbai Sunday, 6 September 2020 (representative image) | PTI

India overtakes Brazil for second-most Covid cases with more than 90,000 new infections

The US, India and Brazil account for more than half the world’s coronavirus cases, which have now topped 27 million.
Medics collect swab sample of a man for Covid-19 testing in Kozhikode (representational image) | PTI

With infections soaring, India is becoming the new global epicentre of coronavirus

At the current trajectory of coronavirus infections, India’s outbreak will eclipse Brazil’s in about a week, and the US in about two months.
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Not just the Amazon rain forest, other one-of-a-kind ecosystems are burning down too

South America’s Pantanal wetlands — reaching into Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay — are burning at a record pace this year, and commercial farmers are largely to blame.

Brazil is a Covid mess but its economy is still outperforming

Brazil has seen key indicators including industrial output and retail sales outstrip expectations amid reopening of stores and factories, and government aid.
File photo of Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro. | Moises Lopez/Twitter

Brazil govt’s exodus, why Italy needs 3 million new school desks & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.

On Camera

The victim's pyre burns amid heavy police presence in her village, Boolgarhi | Manisha Mondal | ThePrintIndia

Dear upper caste Indians, Hathras is not another Nirbhaya. It is a Khairlanji

From Kilvenmani massacre in 1968 to the Chunduru massacre in 1991 to the Khairlanji atrocity in 2006, Dalits have been vainly hoping to access legal justice in India.
Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator, Financial Times

India’s tendency towards self-sufficiency will prove crippling, says economy expert Martin Wolf

Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator at The Financial Times, said a Joe Biden govt will be 'more hostile' toward China, during a conversation with Shekhar Gupta, Editor-in-Chief of ThePrint.

Defence

INS Vikramaditya | @DefenceDecode | Twitter

Navy demonstrates combat readiness with video of missile destroying ship in Arabian Sea

The missile was fired by frontline corvette INS Prabal as part of a mega naval drill involving aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, attack helicopters, and aircraft.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.