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Global coronavirus report: Brazil passes 1 million infections as asymptomatic cases surface in New Zealand

Records tumble in Brazil, the world’s second worst-hit country; repatriated NZ couple test positive; Australian state of Victoria brings back restrictions * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage Brazil passed 1 million coronavirus cases on Friday and approached 50,000 deaths, as New Zealand reported fresh asymptomatic cases and a the Australian state of Victoria announced a return to restrictions amid a surge in cases. The grim milestone for Brazil marks a new nadir for the world’s second worst-hit country as it struggles with a tense political climate and a worsening economic outlook. Continue reading...

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