Coronavirus live news: WHO urges Pakistan to reimpose lockdown as Brazil restores Covid-19 data

Posted by on June 9, 2020 8:23 pm
Categories: Global Stories

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Talei Tora reports for the Guardian:

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Brazil on Tuesday restored detailed COVID-19 data to its official national website following controversy over the removal of cumulative totals and a ruling by a Supreme Court justice that the full set of information be reinstated, Reuters reports.

The move came after days of mounting pressure from across the political spectrum and allegations the government was trying to mask the severity of the outbreak, now the world’s second-largest.

The official website reverted to showing cumulative totals of deaths and infections – as well as breakdowns by state, as it had done until last week.

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