The ban takes effect from Friday morning.
Scientists say it is currently unclear whether or not the new variant is more transmissible and if vaccines will be less effective against it.
In an image posted to Twitter on Thursday, the Brazilian governor is shown with his wife Bia Doria at a Miami gathering.
The new strain—dubbed the "B.1.1.7 lineage"—contains more than 20 separate mutations.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has reportedly claimed that the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine could result in several strange side effects, including people turning into "crocodiles" or becoming "superhuman."
A gang of armed men reportedly stormed a bank in the northern Brazilian city of Cametá 24 hours after a similar attack in the southern city of Criciúma.
A Brazilian company has created a motorized broomstick for Harry Potter superfans to take their Quidditch game to the next level.
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Ellen Priscila Ferreira da Silva, 24, was four months pregnant when she was murdered, according to detectives.
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Brazilian Superior Court of Justice magistrate Néfi Cordeiro appeared via video link dressed in suit and tie from the waist up but was noticeably missing his pants when he stood up from his chair.
Police found 30,000 reales ($5,300) in cash in hidden in the Amazon state of Roraima's leader's underwear on Wednesday during a search of his home.
The dog was brought to a pet store located in a parking complex to try to bring in business, and while the giant pup may have a face that only a mother could love,
Researchers found that after exponential growth in Manaus, cases and deaths started to drop significantly, without major interventions taking place.
The team said scientists should explore whether a dengue vaccine could protect against the coronavirus.
Discarded face masks are frequently being found lying on beaches in Brazil, local marine conservationists have said.
India is now the second worst affected country, with over 4.2 million cases.
The moment the woman was bitten was captured on video by a tourist, as the victim is heard screaming in the background.
A highway that cuts through Brazil's Amazon rainforest is being blocked by members of the Kayapó Mekrãgnotire ethic group, who vow to continue blocking the road unless the Brazilian government meets a list of demands that includes aid for COVID-19.
Satellite data recorded 6,803 fires in the Amazon in July, a 28 percent increase from the number of fires this time last year.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who in late March referred to COVID-19 as a "little cold," is enjoying his highest approval ratings and a tiny percentage of residents who blame him for the world's second-highest toll death.
The U.S. currently has the most confirmed cases and deaths in the world.
"I think Bolsonaro invented that he was contaminated in order to advertise the medicine," former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said.
The coach of a women's soccer team in Brazil has resigned after her club signed a man convicted of murdering his mistress and feeding her body to dogs as the goalkeeper of their men's team.
Brazil's president has been accused of "deadly failures" in leadership by a union representing health workers.
The Brazilian president hoped to travel at the end of the week but will remain isolated at his official residence.
Brazil is suffering the second-worst coronavirus outbreak in the world after the United States with more than 2 million confirmed cases and over 78,000 deaths.
As of July 17, the U.S. is reporting 3,576,430 total cases, with Brazil and India reporting 2,012,151 and 1,003,832, respectively, according to data from Johns Hopkins University's tracker.
The two countries lead the world for COVID-19 cases and fatalities.