Bolsonaro claims Brazil may be among countries with lowest Covid-19 death rates

The Brazilian president reiterated that the official numbers are fraudulently "inflated" by governors and mayors. This way, they obtain "more financial resources" from the federal government to combat the pandemic.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, insisted on Wednesday, June 9, that the number of deaths from covid-19 in Brazil is "inflated" and argued that, in fact, the country might be "one of the countries with the lowest rate of deaths per inhabitant" in the world.

Without presenting proof and citing an document supposedly from the Federal Audit Court (TCU), Bolsonaro denied the 475,000 deaths from coronavirus in the official . . .

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