South America has become new COVID-19 epicenter, WHO says

  • THe World Health Organization announced Friday that South America has become a new epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Brazil has taken a hard hit from the coronavirus, which causes the respiratory illness known as COVID-19, and authorities have approved the use of hydroxychloroquine — an anti-malarial drug — as a treatment, despite lack of sufficient evidence that it works.

  • Meanwhile, the WHO said some African countries are seeing an...