Brazil is severely affected by Covid-19, with the second highest number of confirmed cases in the world, and the number of fatalities is growing daily. It is a growing epicentre for the virus. Hospital occupancy rates are increasing rapidly and there is growing concern around the health system’s ability to cope.
There are varying measures and restrictions in different states of Brazil. Despite the rising case numbers, Brazilian states are continuing with plans to gradually re-open businesses in June.
The country is also experiencing political turmoil at the highest level, with the President downplaying the impact of Covid-19 and disagreeing with social isolation measures put in place by state governments.