Brazil’s President rejects lockdown despite 370,000 Covid deaths

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Published on April 19, 2021 by

Brazil has seen more than 370,000 deaths from Covid, one of the highest rates in the world.

However the country’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, has refused to order a lockdown, to help control the pandemic.

Public health officials have urged him to do so, but the President insists the economic impact of a lockdown is worse than the effects of the virus.

Clive Myrie presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Mark Lowen in Sao Paolo.

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