After Asia, Europe and North America, Latin America has seen coronavirus infections surge in recent days and now accounts for about 580,000 of the world's nearly five million confirmed cases.
The global coronavirus pandemic has affected over 4.8 million people, with around 319,000 deaths, according to a tracker. Here are more coronavirus-related developments for May 18:
Demonstrators in Brasilia and Sao Paulo defy local stay-at-home orders to join pro-Jair Bolsonaro rallies at a time when president is facing increasing pressure over his handling of pandemic, which has killed more than 15,000 Brazilians.
Dressed in a dark blue suit, wearing a plastic face shield and riding atop a modified flatbed truck, musician Rodrigo Cunha serenades the region's mothers, many of whom are forced to pass this Mother's Day without their children or grandchildren.
Capital of Brazil's tropical Maranhao state becomes first major city in country to enter a lockdown in the hopes of preventing the coronavirus pandemic from overwhelming the health care system there.
Social distancing imposed by most countries means burials are only attended by one or two family members. As patients with Covid-19 are treated in total isolation at hospitals, many of them die without a chance to say goodbye to family and friends.
Here are the latest measures taken in several Latin American countries to contain the spread of coronavirus.
Coronavirus has infected more than 230,000 people worldwide and killed around 10,000 as countries race to slow deadly virus from spreading. Here's what's happening on March 19:
Flash floods, landslides and other havoc wrought by torrential rain have killed at least 29 people in recent days in the states of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro while another 25 are missing.
After 18 months in prison, Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva pledged to bring the country back to the left.
Former leader Lula da Silva returns to his trade union stronghold near Sao Paulo city to address supporters, a day after walking free from jail and amid President Bolsonaro's swipes.
Over 70,000 fires have taken place in just Brazil this year, the consequences of which will affect humanity for generations.
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