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Brazil Covid crisis: fury after Bolsonaro says people will soon lead ‘normal lives’

Screams of ‘murderer’ and ‘liar’ in major cities as president makes televised address to the nation on deadliest day yet

Loud protests have erupted across Brazil as the country’s Covid-sceptic president, Jair Bolsonaro, struggled to defend his handling of the pandemic and claimed citizens would soon be able to resume their “normal lives” despite the soaring death toll.

Bolsonaro, whose anti-science response to coronavirus has drawn international condemnation, made a televised address to the country on Tuesday night, as Brazil suffered by far its heaviest day of losses since the outbreak began last February.

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