Coronavirus plunges Brazil into recession: Live news

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Brazil’s economy contracted by a record 9.7 percent in the second quarter of 2020, plunging into recession as coronavirus lockdowns hit home, the official statistics agency said.

Europe can live with COVID-19 without a vaccine by managing outbreaks with localised lockdowns, the World Health Organization’s director for the region said, adding he did not expect a return to full national-level restrictions.

Hong Kong has started mass testing for coronavirus in an initiative that has been undermined by suspicions of China and concerns about privacy.

Nearly 25.5 million cases of coronavirus have been confirmed around the world, according to Johns Hopkins University, and 851,352 people have died. Some 16.8 million people have recovered.

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Tuesday, September 1 20:35 GMT – White House slams WHO over criticism of push for COVID vaccine

The White House on Tuesday pushed back on concerns expressed

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