Judge orders Bolsonaro to resume publishing Brazil Covid-19 data

Posted by on June 9, 2020 10:25 am
Categories: Global Stories

Move comes amid accusations government was trying to suppress the scale of the crisis

A Brazilian supreme court judge has ordered Jair Bolsonaro’s administration to resume publishing complete Covid-19 statistics after moves to suppress such information prompted accusations of authoritarian skulduggery designed to cover up the crisis.

The Brazilian government sparked outrage on Saturday by purging the health ministry website of historical data relating to the pandemic and announcing it would stop publishing the cumulative death toll or number of infections.

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