The US has supplied Brazil with 2 million doses of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine for use against the coronavirus, despite medical warnings about the risks associated with it.
The two governments released a joint announcement just days after the WHO suspended testing it on Covid-19 patients due to health concerns. Both presidents have promoted its use, despite the US Food and Drug Administration issuing a warning about its use against the virus.
In it, Mr Biden suggested he supported protests against the death of Mr Floyd, a 46-year-old unarmed black man who died after a white police officer in Minneapolis restrained him for more than eight minutes by kneeling on his neck as he pleaded for air, according to charging documents.
However, the former vice president noted that “burning down communities and needless destruction” was not a “necessary” form of protest.
He said one of the most common scams was customers pulling discount stickers off one item and placing it on another, as reported by News.com.au.
Policy meant the store had to honour the discounted rate so to combat it they started adding product codes to discount stickers to be able to track which item it was originally attached to.
“I want to thank and pay tribute to the incredible team who joined together in one of the greatest national mobilisations that we’ve seen.”
Stressing that the government would seek new technologies to carry out mass testing, he said: “This is by no means the end of our ramping up of testing.”
The sample boxes were later recovered and had not been damaged, Meerut Medical college superintendent Dheeraj Raj said.
Mr Raj said: ‘They were still intact and we don’t think there is any risk of contamination or spread.’