Bolsonaro strips death toll and case totals from Brazil’s coronavirus updates

Posted by on June 7, 2020 12:50 am
Categories: Global Stories

Running tallies deleted in apparent move to play down status as third-worst country for deaths and second-worst for infections

Brazil’s government has stopped publishing a running total of coronavirus deaths and infections in an extraordinary move that critics call an attempt to hide the true toll of the disease.

The move came after months of criticism from experts saying Brazil’s statistics are woefully deficient and in some cases manipulated, meaning it may never be possible to gain a real understanding of the depth of the pandemic in the country.

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