Guedes admits covid-19 bouncing, denies 2nd wave and says government will only act ‘on an empirical basis’ – Economy


BRASILIA – The Minister of economy, Paulo Guedes, said on Monday, that the contagion of the new coronavirus, but denied that there is already a second wave of the pandemic in the Brazil. The minister participated in the opening of the Firjan – Sanitation Vision webinar. According to him, if there is a second wave in Brazil, the government will act with the same “determination”, but it must be “empirically based”.

“It seems that there are peaks. These are cycles, let’s see. The fact is that the disease has subsided substantially. People went out more, they were a little careless. But it has seasonal characteristics of the disease, we are entering the summer, let’s take a look. We who are not specialists … “, he said at an event promoted by the Federation of Industries of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Firjan).

Brazil has 169,205 deaths from coronaviruses confirmed until 8 am on Monday (23), according to a survey by the consortium of press vehicles based on data from the state health departments.

On Sunday, at 8 pm, the balance indicated: 169,197 deaths, 181 in 24 hours. As a result, the moving average of deaths in Brazil in the last 7 days was 484. The variation was + 43% compared to the average of 14 days ago, indicating an upward trend in deaths by Covid.

In confirmed cases, since the beginning of the pandemic, 6,070,419 Brazilians have had or have the new coronavirus, with 18,276 of these confirmed on the last day. The moving average in the last 7 days was 29,976 new diagnoses per day, a variation of + 71% compared to cases recorded in two weeks.

Guedes also repeated that the recovery of the economy in Brazil is strong, occurs in “V” (when the recovery is similar to the fall) and said that the economies of the Country and China were the ones that recovered more quickly from the shock caused by 19.

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