“Death” stalks the streets as Brazil passes 100,000 virus deaths
12 August 2020 | 11:08 am
An actor disguised as 'Ghostface', the killer from the 'Scream' film franchise, walks the streets of Brazil's Formiga municipality to keep people alert to the threat of the coronavirus. Brazil has passed a total of 100,000 coronavirus deaths, crossing the grim milestone after President Jair Bolsonaro said he had a "clear conscience" on his response to the outbreak.
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