The countries around the world including the US, India, Denmark, and Italy have started the process of lifting the lockdown by easing restrictions despite the number of cases continues to rise.

Outside of the top 10 rankings, 200 other national teams are waiting to get back in action and shake up world football's hierarchy.

Brazil now has the fifth highest death toll from COVID-19 worldwide, registering over 1,000 deaths in the past 24 hours and registering a hike in the total tally of new cases to 27,878, the government said on Friday (local time).

Pompeo and his counterparts discussed the importance of international cooperation, transparency, and accountability in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic and in addressing its causes, the State Department said.

The Secretariat of Public Security of Sao Paulo maintains that the measure was justified because it will help more than 34,000 inmates of the semi-open regime, who, upon returning to prison, risk infecting their fellow prisoners.

Without providing any evidence to support his claim, President Jair Bolsonaro had blamed the Hollywood actor for making donations to nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that he claims that contributed to the forest fires that ravaged the Amazon rainforest earlier this year.

Bolsonaro who was elected in October 2018, has been criticised for not protecting the Amazon rainforest. The President had rejected a 20 million dollar aid offered during the G7 summit in France to protect the Amazon rainforest.

The Prime Minister arrived in the South American nation on Wednesday to attend the 11th BRICS Summit which will focus on building mechanisms for counter-terrorism cooperation and strengthen India's ties with the world's five major economies.

BRICS brings together five major world economies, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, which comprise 42 per cent of the world population, contribute to 23 per cent of global GDP.

Nagal had defeated local hope Francisco Cerundolo in the quarter-finals and entered final after steamrolling Brazil's Thiago Monteiro 6-0, 6-1 in the semifinal.