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Coronavirus: Brazil’s death toll tops 500,000; Afghanistan needs oxygen

Brazil’s health ministry is working to speed up Covid-19 vaccinations as the death toll rose to more than 500,000 since the start of the pandemic.The nation of 210 million people has been reporting an average of more than 2,000 daily deaths in recent days. Brazil’s reported death toll is second only to that of the US, where the number of lives lost has topped 600,000.Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga confirmed that the official death toll had passed 500,000.“I am working tirelessly to vaccinate…

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