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Brazil's Bolsonaro exempts Churches from quarantine, says virus a tactic by Satan


The decree adds "religious activities of any kind" to the list of exempted services, alongside supermarkets and pharmacies

Brasilia: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro decreed Thursday that places of worship are "essential services" that must be exempted from coronavirus confinement orders, the far-right leader's latest jab at aggressive containment measures.

The decree, published in the government diary, adds "religious activities of any kind" to the list of exempted services, alongside supermarkets and pharmacies.

It adds that such activities must be carried out "in accordance with health ministry guidelines."

The president, who has called the reaction to the pandemic "overblown," says ...


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