Minas Gerais federal deputy Fred Costa (Patriota) presented a project in the Chamber that intends to exempt from federal taxes the inputs, medicines and equipment necessary to prevent and combat the new coronavirus. According to the text, this exemption should remain as long as the public calamity decree for the duration of the pandemic lasts.In the proposal, the parliamentarian argues that infectologists and epidemiologists from all over the world warn that the pandemic will require all the capacity of the public and private health system. And, the expectation is that the number of infected people will increase in geometric progression in Brazil, similar to what happened in other countries.
He also says that because of prevention, the population will demand more inputs, such as masks, alcohol gel and bleach. “The price reduction caused by the tax exemption will facilitate the necessary expansion of our health system and the access of the general population to products aimed at preventing the virus”, he justified.