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The Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, shook hands with a crowd of cheering supporters packed shoulder to shoulder in a visit to the far south of the country on Friday, after revealing the night before that he is taking antibiotics for a lung infection.
Bolsonaro has previously tested positive three times for the coronavirus, but, according to one source, doctors accompanying him on the trip have not linked the lung infection to his recent bout with Covid-19.
Small groups of pilgrims performed one of the final rites of the Hajj pilgrimage on Friday as Muslims worldwide marked the start of the Eid al-Adha holiday amid the global pandemic.
The last days of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia coincide with the four-day Eid al-Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice, in which Muslims slaughter livestock and distribute the meat to the poor.