Brazil’s Bolsonaro ignores call for new lockdown despite rise in Covid-19 cases

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    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro doubled down on his opposition to lockdown measures to contain Covid-19 Wednesday, as experts warned a large-scale stay-at-home was “absolutely necessary” to slow a deadly surge of the coronavirus.

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