Most Brazilians want tougher lockdowns even as economic cost mounts

Most Brazilians want tougher lockdowns even as economic cost mounts

Most Brazilians want tougher lockdowns even as economic cost mountsMost Brazilians support stricter social distancing measures to control the coronavirus, according to a poll published on Wednesday, even as the full economic toll began to emerge with data showing the loss of over a million jobs since the outbreak hit. Brazil shed more than 860,000 jobs in April and over 240,000 in March, according to figures released by the Economy Ministry, the first official data to reveal the impact of the virus on the labor market. The survey by pollster Datafolha showed 60% of Brazilians are in favor of shelter-in-place policies being made more restrictive, as the country wrestles with the world's second-largest outbreak.