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The Brazilian Supreme Court orders the government to report again on the total number of coronavirus cases

June 9, 2020

The Brazilian Federal Court of Justice (STF) has instructed the Ministry of Health to report again on the total number of coronavirus cases registered in the country, not just daily cases, against the new method of the government of Jair Bolsonaro counts people infected with COVID-19 .

STF judge Alexandre de Moraes has spoken out in favor of petitioning the opposition parties Rede Sustentabilidade, PSOL and PCdoB, despite asking the Union Attorney General to provide the information as necessary “within 48 hours.

The Ministry of Health previously reported total number of people infected, with data broken down by those who died, recovered, and the impact on the area. However, last week it was decided to change the system to report only the numbers for the past 24 hours.

The Brazilian Supreme Court orders the government to report again on the total number of coronavirus casesThe Brazilian Supreme Court orders the government to report again on the total number of coronavirus cases

“I order the Minister of Health to fully maintain the daily disclosure of epidemiological data related to the COVID-19 pandemic (…) with the numbers collected, just as it had until June 4.” De Moraes said according to news portal G1.