Brazil's Bolsonaro plays down coronavirus, calls stock market turmoil 'sporadic'

MIAMI (Reuters) – Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday played down the coronavirus outbreak, and said that the resulting turmoil in financial markets – Brazilian stocks had their biggest fall on Monday since 1998 – is “sporadic” and not a crisis.

Speaking in Miami during a visit to the United States, Bolsonaro also said that U.S. President Donald Trump is prepared to negotiate some form of free trade agreement with Brazil.

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