Updated 1919 GMT (0319 HKT) July 17, 2020
Brazil is one of the few large countries in the world where coronavirus cases — and death rates — are still rising.
It is Latin America's hardest-hit country, with confirmed cases climbing by the thousands each day.
Only the United States has more confirmed cases than Brazil, which has passed 2 million. More than 75,000 people have died.
After months of downplaying the virus, deriding it as just a "little flu," President Jair Bolsonaro tested positive for Covid-19, he announced on July 7.