Fuel Reaches Slowly, But Markets and Hospitals Concern

Fuel Reaches Slowly, But Markets and Hospitals Concern

Food and hospital product stocks are at a critical level after nine days of shutdown.Government prioritizes fuel release

Military Police escort tanker truck in northern Rio de JaneiroDelmiro Junior / Photo Premium / Folhapress - 28.05.2018The federal government is gradually securing fuel supplies in the country , but the food and hospital products sectors are on the alert because, after nine days of truck stoppage , inventories are starting to reach a critical level.The risk of shortages led the Minister of Justice, Torquato Jardim, to send a letter on Tuesday (29) to Abras (Brazilian Association of Supermarkets) to ask the industry not to practice abusive prices to consumers due to lack of products.The fear comes because supermarkets work with a 15-day inventory of non-perishable goods and, after nine days of downtime, the shortage of items should become more noticeable throughout the Corpus Christi holiday.See tooFuel supply is gradually resumed in the countrySugar and ethanol producers paralyze operationsTruckers strike still affects hospitals across BrazilPerishables such as fresh produc...


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