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Brazil recorded 17,341 additional confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, along with 293 deaths from Covid-19, the country’s health ministry said on Sunday.
Brazil has registered more than 7.7 million cases of the virus since the pandemic began 10 months ago, while the official death toll has risen to 196,018, according to ministry data.
Parents face more disruption and uncertainty as local authorities across the country scramble to delay schools reopening in the face of rising coronavirus infection rates and the UK prime minister, Boris Johnson, admitted that more could be shut in the coming weeks.