Brazil resumes publishing virus toll, criticizes WHO

first_imgFar-right President Jair Bolsonaro’s government had stopped publishing the total number of deaths from the new coronavirus Friday, saying it was adopting a new methodology and would only report the number of deaths recorded in the past 24 hours in its daily bulletin. BRASILA – Brazil’s government resumed publishing the country’s total death toll from the coronavirus pandemic Tuesday, after facing accusations of trying to hide the magnitude of its raging health crisis. That drew accusations of foul play from a long list of high-profile critics, as well as a ruling from Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes on Monday that the government must return to the old format. (AFP)center_img Health workers assist a COVID-19 patient at the Gilberto Novaes Municipal Hospital in Manaus, Brazil. AFPlast_img

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