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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Since Tuesday, March 24th, Bolsonaro has advocated restrictions to social isolation and distance. He says the elderly - the most vulnerable group to the Covid-19 - should be protected, but that the majority of the population could return to their daily routine.

The President's statements conflict with recommendations from medical experts, and governors have decided to ignore Bolsonaro's calls to ease restrictions.

"It's easier to be dogmatic when faced with a frightened population than to tell the truth. That damages popularity. I'm not worried about that," wrote Bolsonaro. "Dogma accelerates chaos."

Bolsonaro said . . .

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