Brazilian Health Minister Nelson Teich, who had accepted the job almost a month ago had promised "total alignment" with President Jair Bolsonaro, but differences in approaching the coronavirus pandemic soon emerged.
With millions out of work and economies flatlining – including in the United States, where 20 million people lost their jobs in April – governments are desperate to reopen, but most are choosing a gradual approach.
Pollster Datafolha found that 48 percent oppose impeaching Bolsonaro while 45 percent of those surveyed want to see him impeached, a difference within the margin of error of the poll.
Sergio Moro, famed anti-corruption crusader, quits amid row with President Jair Bolsonaro after he decided to change the head of the country's federal police during the coronavirus pandemic.
Larger shops and those in major German cities will open later as part of an attempted phased return to a more normal existence that will also see some students go back to school from May 4.
Protesters in trucks, cars and on motorcycles honked horns on the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and the capital of Brasilia, calling for governors to resign over measures that have forced most businesses to close for weeks.
Bolsonaro replaced Luiz Henrique Mandetta with Nelson Teich, an oncologist and senior consultant at medical services company Teich Health Care.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says the isolation measures mandated by state governors and his own public health officials are an unnecessary drag on the economy.
Twitter explained in a statement that it had recently expanded its global rules on managing content that contradicted public health information from official sources and could put people at greater risk of transmitting Covid-19.
Botched responses from governments have ranged from denial to disinformation while exacerbating a global leadership vacuum.
Ministers, actors and athletes are among those affected by the Covid-2019 pandemic. As governments struggle to contain the virus, global markets see their worst days in decades.
The Western Hemisphere’s two largest economies have been embroiled in a trade spat over US metal tariffs.
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