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Cheryl Sanders
July 7, 2020

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro approved a law requiring masks on streets and in public transportation to help prevent coronavirus infections.

Bolsonaro also vetoed articles requiring shops and businesses to provide staff with masks and public authorities to distribute masks to "economically vulnerable people".

On Twitter, Bolsonaro sent his well-wishes on the US holiday: "I also want to greet my friend @realDonaldTrump for the courageous speech he delivered yesterday". These were the words of a fantastic statesman. "May the legacy and the values of the Founders of this great nation endure and be kept from the evil intentions of radicals".

Bolsonaro, who often defies the lines of social distancing recommended by most health experts and rejected the virus as "a little flu", has been criticized for lowering the severity of the virus.

Brazil has recorded 37,923 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours and more than a thousand deaths.

Brazil, the world's sixth most populous country, with over 210 million individuals, is among those worldwide hot spots of this pandemic.

The death toll in Brazil reached 63,174, according to the data by the country's Health Ministry. Both are regarded as undercounts because of inadequate testing.

In light of the pandemic, the U.S. Embassy canceled its customary July 4th celebration in Brasilia this year and instead broadcast a ceremony online.

Several local governments have adopted the mandatory use of masks in public places, but no law had previously been enacted at the national level.

Bolsonaro's trip with Trump in Mar-a-Lago at March put off alarm bells after countless members of the Brazilian delegation were diagnosed using coronavirus diseases, like one that had been photographed along with Trump.

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