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WHO warns of Covid-19 peaks in South America

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The World Health Organization has warned that South America, especially Brazil, has been suffering complicated and severe Covid-19 crisis.

The Americas have registered more than 62 million confirmed cases and more than 1.5 million deaths. Speaking at a press conference in Geneva, WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus said Brazil has experienced an "acute crisis, with increasing cases, hospitalisations and deaths" since the beginning of November.

He said intensive care units have been at almost full capacity in April across the country, which has reported more than 14 million cases and more than 400,000 deaths.

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