At least 14 killed, including 7 children, after floods in landslides in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro state

Rain showers began Thursday, leading to deadly landslides in the region. The volume of rain registered in the last 48 hours was the highest on record in Angra dos Reis, according to the city’s municipal government. Officials told affiliate CNN Brazil on Saturday that a landslide in the town of Paraty killed at least eight … Read more

Covid live news: France’s Omicron wave expected to peak in 10 days; Germany to debate further restrictions

Hong Kong authorities have ordered about 170 people, including several officials, to be quarantined at a government facility on Friday after they attended a birthday party where two guests later tested positive for Covid, AP reports. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam expressed disappointment on Thursday that government officials had attended the large party during the … Read more

Covid news live: Rio de Janeiro cancels Carnival parade for second year; Delhi imposes weekend curfew

Covid case counts may be losing importance amid Omicron, some experts say. Though coronavirus case counts are increasing at an explosive rate across the world, they may yield a less useful picture of the pandemic amid the spread of Omicron, which is causing lots of infections but so far does not appear to be as … Read more

Brazil’s Bolsonaro says doctors considering surgery

Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday in a Twitter post that his doctors are evaluating a potential surgery in his intestine, adding he is using a nasogastric tube. Bolsonaro said he started to fell unwell after lunch on Sunday and was hospitalized in Sao Paulo at 3 a.m.. Bolsonaro has been hospitalized several … Read more

Covid live: England’s travel ‘red list’ cut to seven countries; Italy relaxes coronavirus restrictions

8.56pm BST20:56 Robert Booth Senior health officials who war-gamed the impact of a coronavirus hitting the UK, warned four years before the onset of Covid-19 of the need for stockpiles of PPE, a computerised contact tracing system and screening for foreign travellers, the Guardian can reveal. The calls to step up preparations in areas already … Read more

Brazil v Argentina: World Cup qualifier abandoned as authorities try to deport four players – as it didn’t happened

9.59pm BST21:59 My quiet Sunday covering Brazil v Argentina went out the window about two hours ago. Oh well, it was fun (in a way). Thanks for joining me for this unique experience. I am sure the full facts will be ascertained in due course but we can all accept that today’s events were a … Read more

From the archive: Operation Car Wash: Is this the biggest corruption scandal in history? – podcast

We are raiding the Audio Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors. This week, from 2017: What began as an investigation into money laundering quickly turned into something much greater, uncovering a vast and intricate web of political and corporate racketeering. By Jonathan Watts … Read more

Covid-19: Check out the quarantine rules for domestic and international travellers to Gujarat

Travellers to Vadodara without a negative RT-PCR report will have to remain in home isolation till their reports arrive. (Picture courtesy: IE) Gujarat will continue to conduct RT-PCR tests at Ahmedabad and Surat for all travellers from Europe, the United Kingdom, and the Middle East. Travellers arriving from Brazil, South Africa, and the United Kingdom … Read more

Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin deal with Brazil: Here’s everything you must know about the deal

I am incorruptible: President Bolsonaro ( File Photo: Reuters) Brazil: On Thursday (June 24) President Jair Bolsonaro said that Brazil never spent one cent on Covaxin (vaccine developed by Indian company Bharat Biotech) and that it didn’t receive any doses of the vaccine from the country (India). The statement came at the backdrop of allegations … Read more