In Brazil, gyms and hair salons are 'essential' businesses

In Brazil, gyms and hair salons are 'essential' businessesIn Brazil, exercising at the gym and getting a haircut are essential activities -- so says President Jair Bolsonaro, who claims that COVID-19 is just a weak case of flu. In a decree published in a special edition of the government gazette, Bolsonaro included gyms and hair salons on a list of "essential" businesses allowed to open in states and cities currently under lockdown due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. "Because health is life, today I put gyms, beauty salons and barbers on the list of essential activities," he told reporters late Monday.

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