RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta recommended on Wednesday, February 26th, that Brazilians travel within Brazil rather than overseas, to avoid being contaminated by the new coronavirus.
On February 12th, the Minister of Economy, Paulo Guedes, offered the same advice, given the rise of the dollar, and sparked controversy when he mentioned that "housemaids were traveling to Disneyworld".
Mandetta stated that "common sense" is required and suggested avoiding trips to countries with internal spread of the disease, although this is not an official government recommendation. The statement was made in a press interview in which he confirmed . . .