New Zealand records first local COVID-19 case in months; today marks one year since Australia’s first confirmed cases24th January 2021
Thousands of Brazilians took the streets for a second day on Sunday to call for the impeachment of President Jair Bolsonaro, who is under fire for his government’s response to rampant cases of COVID-19, which has claimed more than 216,000 lives in the country.
Horn-honking cars paraded through the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and a dozen or more other cities as other protesters marched on foot, some calling “Get out Bolsonaro!“
Sunday’s protests were called by conservative groups that had once backed the president, while those on Saturday had come from the left.
Mr Bolsonaro — who is midway through his four-year term — has faced renewed criticism in recent weeks both for a crisis in the country’s north, where there is a waiting list for intensive care beds and a shortage of medical oxygen, and for delays in launching Brazil’s immunization campaign against COVID-19.
The president has long resisted lockdown measures against the new coronavirus, arguing economic damage would be worse than the disease.