Brazil health minister quits - second in a month as death toll nears 15,000


Modified 16 May 2020, 2:41 am

CORONAVIRUS | Brazil lost its second health minister in a month on Friday after president Jair Bolsonaro demanded an endorsement of risky anti-malarial drugs to fight the Covid-19 outbreak, adding to turmoil in one of the pandemic’s worst global hotspots.

Brazilians in major cities banged pots from windows and health experts reacted with outrage at the resignation of Nelson Teich, coming soon after Brazil passed Germany and France in confirmed cases, with deaths accelerating past 800 per day.

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