The airplanes sent by the Brazilian government to rescue nationals in Wuhan, China, will be allowed to bring citizens from other countries as well, if there are seats available. The announcement was made by President Jair Bolsonaro during his live broadcast Thursday (Feb. 6).
Brazil’s Central Bank for the fifth consecutive time has lowered the economy’s benchmark interest rate, known as Selic, to 4.25 percent a year, down 0.25 percentage points. The rate serves as a reference for other interest rates in the economy.
The two Brazilian Air Force planes designated to bring 34 Brazilian nationals and their family members back to Brazil are on their way to Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak. Each aircraft left Brazil with 18 crew members, among whom seven doctors.