Brazil emergency coronavirus checks already total $20.5 billion: economy minister

Brazil emergency coronavirus checks already total $20.5 billion: economy minister
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  • calendar-gray 16 May 2020

Brazil’s emergency payments to aid low-income workers during the new coronavirus pandemic already total around 120 billion reais ($20.5 billion) and that figure could rise, Economy Minister Paulo Guedes said on Friday, APA reports citing CNN.

Guedes told a press briefing marking the 500th day of President Jair Bolsonaro’s government that to weather the crisis the country must seek to strike a balance between public health and the economy.

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