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Brazil Governors Urge Extension of COVID-19 Emergency Measures

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Reuters) Governors from 17 Brazilian states urged President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday to extend the "state of public calamity" due to the COVID-19 pandemic now set to expire at the end of the year.

Under the emergency measure, lawmakers are permitted to break certain budget rules as they prioritize addressing fallout from the pandemic.

Brazil, which has the highest COVID-19 death toll in the world outside the United States, has been dealing with an increasingly severe second wave over the last month or so.

"In this challenging moment in which we're seeing an . . .

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