Beyond Economics: Congressional Initiatives to Fight Coronavirus

Deputies and senators are discussing proposals ranging from consumer rights to worker aid, to mitigate the consequences of the disease.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The coronavirus pandemic is spreading rapidly in Brazil, with 200 people already diagnosed with the disease. Although the mortality rate is considered low (3.72 percent), there is latent concern over the impact the outbreak will have on the global economy, which is already at risk of recession.

In Brazil, immediate measures are already underway, such as releasing R$5 (US$1.15) billion from the federal budget to . . .

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