8 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Jair Bolsonaro's Brazil facing more cases

From Morning Report, 6:14 am on 8 April 2020

Brazil has reported more than 12,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 566 deaths.

President Jair Bolsonaro has previously compared the coronavirus to a "a little flu" and advocated reopening schools and shopping centres.

However the pandemic is reported to have started hitting the favelas or ghettos in the major cities.

Jamie McGeever is Reuters senior economics correspondent in Brazil.