This 21 June 2020 video says about itself:
Brazil coronavirus death toll nears 50,000
COVID-19 related death tolls are rising across Latin America.
Brazil is about to reach the 50,000 mark, while Mexico passed 20,000 deaths on Friday.
Despite those grim statistics and an equally alarming outlook for the economy, countries in the region are pushing ahead with reopening.
Al Jazeera’s Alessandro Rampietti has more from the Colombian capital, Bogota.
WHO warns coronavirus pandemic entering a “dangerous phase”. By Benjamin Mateus, 20 June 2020. As nations open their economies, new cases of COVID-19 are on the rise, and the death toll has begun to climb again.
Companies vow no more shutdowns for COVID-19 as US auto plants resume full production. By Shannon Jones, 20 June 2020. All the major carmakers have expressed their determination to continue production without interruption even as COVID-19 cases surge in many areas of the US.
Death of two workers sparks wildcat strike by 3,200 workers at auto parts plant in Matamoros, Mexico. By Andrea Lobo, 20 June 2020. Thirty-two hundred auto parts workers in Matamoros, Mexico, employed by Tridonex Cardone, carried out a wildcat strike on Friday morning in response to the deaths of two co-workers, suspected of being caused by COVID-19. The strikers demanded more information and the closing of the facilities until conditions are safe.
Doctors head legal challenge to UK government on health care deaths and PPE. By Rory Woods, 20 June 2020. At least 181 health workers and 131 social care workers have died while working on the frontline.
Around 250 workers infected with COVID-19 in three UK food processing plants. By Robert Stevens, 20 June 2020. The outbreaks underscore the criminality of the government’s decision to enforce a mass return to work and the lack of basic work safety in plants that have been operating during the pandemic.
Hundreds of new COVID-19 infections in German meat industry. By Marianne Arens, 20 June 2020. More than two-thirds of the meatpackers at the Tönnies abattoir in Rheda-Wiedenbrück have been infected with COVID-19, with 730 positive initial test results out of 1,050 tested.
Australian COVID-19 cases increase as governments ease restrictions. By Martin Scott, 20 June 2020. For the first time since May 20, more than 100 positive tests were recorded in a seven-day period.