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Jair Bolsonaro rules out imposing shutdown after new record of daily deaths in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's president, Jair Bolsonaro, ruled out imposing a shutdown in the country after health authorities confirmed on Tuesday a record number of deaths from Covid-19 in one day, almost 4,200.

"There will be no closure," Bolsonaro declared during a visit to the city of Chapecó, in the state of Santa Catarina.

Moreover, he has once again defended what he called the "early treatment" of the disease, with the use of drugs with no proven efficacy against the disease and which, according to the Brazilian Medical Association, should be banned to treat Covid-19 . . .

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