Brazil surpassed France in the number of coronavirus cases by registering 181,518 infections, more than 3,000 compared to the previous day, when it overtook Germany, and it is already ranked as the sixth country most affected by the pandemic behind Italy.
According to the Johns Hopkins University report, the cases of contagion in Brazil amount to 181,518, surpassing France, which has 178,184, but below the 222,104 of Italy.
As for the number of fatalities, Brazil is sixth, with 13,010, ahead of Belgium, which has 8,843, and behind France, 27,077. For its part, the Brazilian Ministry of Health confirmed this Wednesday in its last part the death of 749 people by Covid-19 in the last 24 hours.
Brazil is therefore the Latin American region hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite this, the President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, has been opposed to adopting confinement measures, considering that they would excessively damage the country’s economy.
Given the lack of action by the federal government, state and municipal authorities appealed to the Supreme Court, which decided to grant full powers to governors and municipal authorities to define their own measures to contain the advance of the disease.
Sao Paulo has exceeded 4,000 deaths and 51,000 cases, while Rio de Janeiro has already registered more than 2,000 deaths and around 18,800 positives, but it is the third most hit after the state of Ceará has experienced a rebound and confirmed on the last day 19,156 infections and nearly 1,400 deaths.
In states like Amazonas, northwestern Brazil, local authorities called the situation “dire” after the collapse of the health system in recent weeks.
However, this Wednesday the Senate unanimously approved transitional measure 909 with which to provide authorities across the country with an aid plan of 9,000 million reais (1.5 million dollars) to deal with the pandemic , which must now go through the signature of President Bolsonaro.
On the other hand, the results of the three coronavirus tests carried out in March on the president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, were negative. The information became public after the Brazilian Supreme Court requested it at the request of the local newspaper. O State of Sao Paulo, who described it as “in the public interest”.
The head of state always assured that he did not contract the disease, but he had refused to disclose the tests of his own free will, arguing that it was a “private” matter.. However, in the face of public pressure to do so, the president even insinuated that he could have contracted the disease and not have realized it.
“Tat the same time I grabbed that virus in the past. Maybe, maybe, but I didn’t feel it“He declared, assuring that all his life he had maintained a good physical condition and that would have helped him to cope with the disease without showing symptoms. However. Back he had assured that he “never” had coronavirus. And in a note published on the occasion of the delivery of the tests, the State attorneys anticipated that the result would be negative..
The tests in question were carried out on March 12 and 17 after returning from an official visit to Miami (USA), where he met with his American counterpart, Donald Trump, and in which half of his entourage, made up of about 40 people, contracted the disease.
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