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EU states hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic will have to wait longer for €750bn meant to help restart their economies, a senior diplomat said, as a fresh rise in Covid-19 infections shuts down business on the continent again.
Last July, EU leaders agreed a landmark stimulus to top up their €1tn joint budget for 2021-27 to revive economic growth ravaged by the pandemic. But the plan must still be ratified by the bloc’s parliament, where some lawmakers want more spending.
Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro visited health minister Eduardo Pazuello, who has Covid-19, and made his point that the disease is easy to recover quickly from with the help of the controversial drug chloroquine.
The two men chatted and joked without wearing masks in Pazuello’s hotel room, seen in a video posted on social media by the president, who recovered from a bout of Covid-19 in July.