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Brazil Senate approves state of emergency to fight coronavirus

Christian Fernsby |
Brazil’s Senate today approved a presidential decree declaring a national emergency over the coronavirus epidemic.

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Topics: BRAZIL    CORONAVIRUS   

This is allowing the government to waive fiscal targets and free up budget resources to fight the virus that has killed seven and infected 621 in the country.


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