Judge orders Brazilian presidnt to resume publishing health data


Brazilian supreme court judge Alexandre de Moraes ordered Jair Bolsonaro’s administration to resume publishing complete COVID-19 statistics. The government had purged the health ministry website of historical pandemic-related data and said it would stop publishing the cumulative death toll and number of infections in order to “refine” the official data. Independent media estimated the tally at 37,312 deaths and 710,8987 infections; Bolsonaro accused the media of creating a panic.

Writer: Tom Phillips and Caio Barretto Briso
Publication: Guardian