June 30, 2020 / 8:25 PM / 11 days ago

Brazil's Guedes says government to make two more payments of 600 reais to informal workers

FILE PHOTO: Brazil's Economy Minister Paulo Guedes adjusts his protective face mask at the Planalto Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil June 17, 2020. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s economy minister Paulo Guedes said on Tuesday that the government will officially extend a 600-real per month emergency aid to informal workers for two more months, but payment will be made in installments to cover a longer period.

“This is what the law allows us to do. Once we have a better perception on the duration of this crisis, we can perfectly make these two payments of 600 reais, but phase them out so you can cover three months,” he said during a ceremony in Brasilia.

Reporting by Marcela Ayres; Writing by Gabriela Mello; Editing by Chris Reese

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