Brazil emerging as a new epicenter of the coronavirus

May 08, 2020

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Three workers are shown wearing white medical protective clothing and masks while carrying a wooden coffing in a small alley.

Workers, wearing protective clothing, carry the coffin of Vandir da Costa, from his house amid the coronavirus outbreak, in Manaus, Brazil May 7, 2020.

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Brazil has become one of the global epicenters of the coronavirus pandemic, recently surpassing China in the number of reported cases. And, black men and women are nearly twice as likely to die with coronavirus as white people in England and Wales, according to UK government officials. Also, the Puerto Rican indie pop duo Buscabulla have released their debut album "Regresa."

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