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Authorities disagree on possible coronavirus case in Brazil

Good morning! We’re covering today the suspected coronavirus infection in Brazil. President Bolsonaro’s improving popularity numbers. And more. (This newsletter is for premium subscribers only. Become one now!)

Has China’s coronavirus reached Brazil?

Health authorities in the state of Minas Gerais are investigating a suspected coronavirus case in the state capital of Belo Horizonte. The patient is a 35-year-old woman who was recently in Shanghai. But the Health Ministry has said the case does not fit the current World Health Organization (WHO) criteria—according to which active transmission is only happening in Wuhan, a city in Central China.

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