"The best place to start is clearly where the disease emerged in humans first"
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has repeatedly defied local guidelines to wear a mask in public, even after a judge ordered him to do so in late June. He has also railed against social distancing rules supported by the World Health Organization.
The World Health Organization reported more than 200 000 new cases of the disease globally for the first time in a single day.
Scores are still stranded.
"If this does not turn around" – a surge that would be more than twice as many as the record so far and three times as many as the original peak in their spring.
Countries, states and cities that relax restrictions too soon can be flooded with new Covid-19 cases, warns WHO regional director for the Americas.
Beijing passes contentious new national security law, setting the stage for radical changes
EU Commission proposed a law in March to make legally binding a goal to slash the bloc's net greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050