Covid-19: Brazilian economists and business representatives demand new government measures

A manifesto from renowned economists and business representatives, which will be forwarded to representatives of the three Branches of Power, cites various measures that should be taken in Brazil.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - More than 200 economists, ex-ministers, bankers and entrepreneurs on Sunday, March 21st, published a manifesto calling on the federal government for more effective measures to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

The letter, which should be forwarded to representatives of the three Branches of Power, cites four urgently needed measures; to step up the pace of vaccination against Covid-19; to distribute masks free of charge and order their use; to implement social distancing measures; and to create a national body to coordinate the measures.

Signing the manifesto, among others, are the ex-ministers of the Treasury . . .

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