Bolsonaro Could Decide on Isolation, Says Prosecutor General

According to Augusto Aras, it is up to the Executive to define the most appropriate degree of social isolation, taking into account both the health system and the economy.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro has the right to decide on the "opportune moment" for greater or lesser social distancing in tackling the novel coronavirus, says Augusto Aras, the Prosecutor General.

In a statement, Aras asserts that, since the world is going through an "unprecedented crisis," filled with "uncertainties," it is currently impossible to accurately assess whether the strategy of limiting the circulation of people is effective in preventing the spread of Covid-19.

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