BRASILIA, July 5 (Reuters) – Brazil’s government on Monday extended emergency cash transfer program to relieve poor families during the coronavirus pandemic for another three months.

In a statement released by President Jair Bolsonaro’s office, the government said the extension is “essential for the livelihood of the most vulnerable … to prevent millions of Brazilians from falling into extreme poverty.” (Reporting by Ricardo Brito and Jamie McGeever; editing by Diane Craft)

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