Bolsonaro: Covid deaths in Brazil begin to drop for fear of investigation on real numbers

In recent weeks, governors tightened restrictions to contain the pandemic, but the president believes that the drop in deaths were owed to the establishment of the Covid-19 CPI (Parliamentary Inquiry Committee).

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Tuesday, April 20th, President Jair Bolsonaro said that deaths by the novel coronavirus have begun to drop in Brazil because there is "fear" over an investigation on the numbers of the pandemic.

According to the president, an investigation into data on the disease in the country could show that the numbers were inflated to harm his government. The statement came during an agenda with evangelical leaders from Anápolis (GO) at the Planalto Palace yesterday afternoon.

"The number of deaths by Covid has started to drop because they are afraid that I will start an . . .

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