07 June 2020 – Covid-19 data removed from public view

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonar. Ministry of Health

Overview: Brazil stops releasing its total numbers of Covid-19 cases and deaths and wipes an official site clean of swaths of data. The ministry stopped giving a total count of confirmed cases. Bolsonaro has played down the dangers of the pandemic, replaced medical experts in the Health Ministry with military officials
Full details here: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-brazil/brazil-takes-down-covid-19-data-hiding-soaring-death-toll-idUSKBN23D0PW

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Type of Justification: No justification given
Evidence/Justification: President declared cessation of data collection until case reporting and confirmation of diagnoses are improved