Candidates commence daily broadcasts in Brazil ahead of general and presidential elections on 3 October.
India surpasses Brazil as the country with the second-most cases in the world, behind the United States. India reported 90,802 cases in the past 24 hours and 1,016 deaths, recording the single largest increase of cases in the world in almost a month.
In response to a controversial pension reform proposal and cuts in the education budget, a general strike by over 40 million workers takes place in Brazil. Demonstrations are held in over 80 cities across the country.
Voters in Brazil go to the polls for the second round of the Brazilian presidential election between Dilma Rousseff and José Serra. Rousseff won 55% of the vote and will become the first female President of Brazil.