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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On May 4th, a federal district court of Rio de Janeiro ruled that notifications of confirmed cases and deaths due to the coronavirus must include information on the race and color of those infected.

The injunction provided that both the federal government, the municipality and the State of Rio de Janeiro comply with this ruling. The decision sought to correct the gap in data regarding the race of the infected and victims of covid-19, since at least one-third of available notifications from the Ministry of Health do not include this information. On Friday, May . . .

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