Brasilia decrees state of public calamity due to Covid-19
Brasilia, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The government of Brasilia, capital of Brazil, declared a state of public calamity facing the collapse of the local health system due to the coronavirus pandemic, in a city with three million inhabitants.
Agencia Brasilia reported on Monday that the measure was adopted so that the local Executive could request the Federal Government resources from the National Fund for Public Disasters, Protection and Civil Defense.
In April, the Federal District administration asked Jair Bolsonaro's government to include the capital in the list of units benefited by the fund, based on the public calamity recognized in a decree, approved by the region's Legislative Chamber.
'Tuesday's decree is to receive a special credit from the Ministry of Regional Development. The decree was only for the purposes of the Fiscal Responsibility Law,' said Rodrigo Becker, legal advisor to Governor Ibanes Rocha.
According to District Secretary of Economics Andre Clemente, all measures implemented so far are preventive to fight a pandemic.
Data from the local health secretariat reveal that 44,905 cases and 548 deaths of coronavirus have been registered so far in the Federal District.
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