Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, who has dismissed covid-19 as “sniffles”, spoke outside the army’s headquarters at a rally against lockdowns.
Georgia’s governor went as far as allowing cinemas and restaurants to resume service from April 27th, subject to social-distancing rules.
A man dressed as a royal Canadian mounted policeman murdered at least 22 people in a shooting spree in Nova Scotia.
He said he was doing this to protect American workers from foreign competition during the crisis, but he backed away from stopping visas for guest workers after businesses complained that they would suffer.
Coronavirus briefsOfficials in Wuhan, the Chinese city where covid-19 was first detected, raised the death toll there by 50%, to 3,869.

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