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Tue Jun 9, 2020, 11:41 AM

Judge orders Bolsonaro to resume publishing Brazil Covid-19 data

Judge orders Bolsonaro to resume publishing Brazil Covid-19 data
The Guardian UK
Tom Phillips and Caio Barretto Briso in Rio de Janeiro
Tue 9 Jun 2020 15.25 BST

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/09/judge-orders-bolsonaro-to-resume-publishing-brazil-covid-19-data

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.
On Monday night, supreme court justice Alexandre de Moraes reportedly gave Bolsonaro’s administration a 48-hour deadline to begin releasing the full figures again each day, after a legal challenge from two opposition parties.

Randolfe Rodrigues, the opposition leader in the senate, celebrated the move. “The government will now be obliged to release the pandemic data, as before, without make-up or manipulation,” the senator tweeted.

Good, lets see how they respond. It's a damn shame humanity can't get along with unity so that all nations openly publish their data, collect data on the same basis and format, and provide it in a timely fashion to a central agency.


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