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The President of the Brazilian Supreme Court (STF) tests positive for COVID
The President of the Brazilian Supreme Court (STF) tests positive for COVID
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Luiz Fux, the new president of the STF, tests positive for Covid-19.

After Minister Luiz Fux took office as president of the STF on September 10, at least 9 officials who were at the ceremony in Brasilia tested positive for Covid-19

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Government must publish full Covid-19 data, says Brazil's Supreme Court justice
Justice Alexandre de Moraes
Justice Alexandre de Moraes Credit: Fabio Rodrigues Pozzebom/Ag Brasil

Alexandre de Moraes, Brazil's Supreme Court justice, ruled the Health Ministry must revert to releasing the full data set as it used to do.

During the weekend, the Brazilian Health Ministry abruptly removed troves of detailed Covid-19 data and said it would no longer publish cumulative totals. Last week it pushed back the release of the numbers late into the evening and past "Jornal Nacional", Brazil's main news program.

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Brazilian president criticise Supreme Court investigation of allies for alleged fake news
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Credit: Marcos Corrêa/PR

President Jair Bolsonaro stated on Thursday that a Brazil's Supreme Court investigation into a fake news network was actually aimed at silencing his social media support.

Brazil's Federal Police on Wednesday executed more than two dozen searches and seizure warrants in six states as part of an investigation into a network that allegedly spread defamatory fake news and threats against Supreme Court justices.