Epicenter of pandemic shifts to South America

May 25, 2020

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Physiotherapist, Ana Carolina Xavier applies a Brazilian physiotherapy method while attending to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patient Marcia Guimaraes, 40, in Rio de Janeiro's outskirts, Brazil, on May 23, 2020.

Physiotherapist, Ana Carolina Xavier applies a Brazilian physiotherapy method while attending to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patient Marcia Guimaraes, 40, in Rio de Janeiro's outskirts, Brazil, on May 23, 2020.

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