Bangkok Post

Court bars Brazil govt propaganda


BRASILIA: A federal court in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday banned the government from disseminat­ing propaganda against confinemen­t measures aimed at controllin­g the coronaviru­s pandemic.

On Thursday night, President Jair Bolsonaro shared a video on Facebook showing a caravan celebratin­g the reopening of businesses and schools in the southern state of Santa Catarina. His son and senator Flavio Bolsonaro also shared a government campaign with the slogan: “Brazil cannot stop”.

The campaign video encourages people not to stop their normal lives, despite health ministry figures claiming that Covid-19 has claimed almost 100 lives and affected close to 3,500 people in Brazil.

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