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Weekly Report - 09 July 2020 (WR-20-27)

BRAZIL: Bolsonaro unfazed as Covid-19 catches up with him

Brazil’s economy minister Paulo Guedes gave an interview to television channel CNN Brasil on 5 July in which he discussed the government’s economic plans for a post-pandemic future. The current reality of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic was, however, brought back into sharp focus when, in a press conference two days later broadcast on the same channel, President Jair Bolsonaro announced that he had tested positive for the virus.

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