Brazil could become the next epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic. Favelas in Rio de Janeiro, where people live in cramped conditions, are potential hotspots. Many residents cannot afford to adhere to the stay-at-home orders.
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Critics say Brazilian President Bolsonaro played down the coronavirus for too long. A lack of central coordination to fight the pandemic has led to a huge number of deaths, which experts say were unnecessary.
Many people fear mutations and a third wave, but COVID-19 infection rates are falling worldwide. Is the virus losing steam or are health measures finally having an effect?
A Brazilian city of 45,000 has launched a major coronavirus vaccination drive. Health experts hope herd immunity could be achieved by May.
Hong Kong has also started administering its first COVID vaccines as part of a plan to inoculate all adults by the end of the year. Follow DW for the latest.
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