Brazilian President hopes COVID19-hit country will return to normal life

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Moscow, Mar 20: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro expressed hope that the COVID-19 outbreak in the country would weaken in three-four months, and the situation in the country would normalize in six months.

“We expect the peak of the virus [spread] to be overcome in three-four months and in about six-seven months countries – in our case Brazil – will return to normal life,” Bolsonaro said in a televised address on late Thursday.

According to the Brazilian Health Ministry, the country has confirmed 428 cases of COVID-19 with four fatalities.

The World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11. More than 240,000 people have been infected with the coronavirus worldwide, with over 9,800 fatalities, according to John Hopkins University. (UNI-Sputnik)