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Covid-19 denialist restaurant owner complains clients are ‘vanishing’

Covid-19 denialist restaurant owner complains clients are 'vanishing'
Madero

After reopening his main restaurant in the southern city of Curitiba, business owner Junior Durski says he does not understand why clients are “vanishing.” Since the city of Curitiba reopened for business on April 15, the number of daily clients has fallen from 400 to 30, according to the owner of the upscale burger chain Madero. In response to the decline in business, he said employees should prepare for layoffs.

Mr. Durski gained attention late in March after stating that the Brazilian economy “cannot stop because of 5,000 or 7,000 people dying.” On the occasion, the avid Bolsonaro supporter also argued that “Brazil cannot handle a stoppage like this,” adding that “the consequences on the economy will be much greater than the people who will die now due to the coronavirus.”