Coronavirus surge threatens Brazil

Relatives of a deceased person mourn during a mass burial of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic victims at the Parque Taruma cemetery on May 19, 2020 in Manaus, Brazil. Brazil has over 260,000 confirmed cases and more than 17,000 deaths caused by coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Health workers and patients remain in the Intensive Care Unit for COVID-19 of the Gilberto Novaes Hospital in Manaus, Brazil, on May 20, 2020. Brazil has seen a record number of coronavirus deaths as the pandemic that has swept across the world begins to hit Latin America with its full force.

A woman pushes a baby stroller past a mural that reads in Portuguese: “Coronavirus kills” and features outdated statistics on COVID-19 deaths in the Alemao Complex favela of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 21, 2020.

Elderly residents listen to music as soldiers in full protection gear against COVID-19, arrive to disinfect the Complex Stella Maris shelter for the elderly in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 14, 2020. Soldiers disinfected the shelter in an attempt to control the spread of the new coronavirus among the elderly who are part of the group considered more vulnerable or at risk of being infected.

Commuters wearing face masks due to the new coronavirus pandemic walk on a ramp to the public bus system in Valparaiso, Brazil, May 20, 2020.

A woman wearing a mask as a precaution amid the spread of the new coronavirus prays under street lamp light outside the closed Saint George Church at the start of the feast day of Saint George in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, before sunrise, April 23, 2020. The saint, celebrated by both Catholics and Afro-Brazilian religions, is associated with bravery and resistance.

Aerial view of coffins being buried at an area where new graves have been dug at the Parque Taruma cemetery, during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic in Manaus, Amazonas state, Brazil, on April 21, 2020. Graves are being dug at a new area of the cemetery for suspected and confirmed victims of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Residents of Paraisopolis, one of the city’s largest slums, protest to demand the Sao Paulo state government pay more attention to the slums which are more vulnerable amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 18, 2020.

An employee wearing protective gear disinfects a shopping mall as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus in Caxias do Sul, Brazil on May 13, 2020.

Medical personnel interview commuters, checking to see if they have symptoms of the novel cornavirus, in Guarulhos, on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil on March 30, 2020.

Indigenous people from the Parque das Tribos community mourn besides the coffin of Chief Messias, 53, of the Kokama tribe who died from the new coronavirus, COVID-19, in Manaus, Brazil, on May 14, 2020.

Brazil’s military, firefighters and Civil Defense members disinfect each other after cleaning a bus station in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on April 9, 2020, during the final stage of a course that prepared military personnel from all over the state to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Residents of the Paraisopolis slum attend a ceremony on a soccer field after getting basic training from health workers on how to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic in their community in Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 6, 2020. With over 100,000 residents, Paraisopolis is one of the areas of Sao Paulo most affected by the new coronavirus.

Rio’s Christ the Redeemer statue is lit up as if wearing a protective mask amid the new coronavirus pandemic, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, May 3, 2020. The message “Mask saves” is written in Portuguese.

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