Mexico now has the third most COVID-19 deaths in the world, behind the United States and Brazil, while former success story Vietnam is struggling to control an outbreak spreading in its most famous beach resort.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Saturday that he has tested negative for the new coronavirus, based on a fourth test since he said July 7 that he had the virus.

A 99-year-old World War II veteran in Brazil was released from hospital with military honours Tuesday after recovering from the coronavirus.

 India and Brazil on Saturday inked 15 agreements to boost cooperation in a wide range of areas like trade and investment, oil and gas, cyber security and information technology after talks between Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Union Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Babul Supriyo on Friday claimed Brazil looks like Goa and both have similar "natural beauties".

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday emplaned for New Delhi after attending a "very productive" BRICS summit in Brazil during which the member nations held dialogues on cementing ties in trade, innovation, technology and culture.

In its reaction, the MEA said India's consistent and clear position has been that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of the country and China is well aware of New Delhi's position.

Bolsonaro has broken with tradition at this year's summit by scrapping the BRICS Plus meeting that enables the five members to meet with the host's neighboUring countries.