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Brazil needs up to $78 bln to fight coronavirus crisis -Congress leader

BRASILIA, March 23 (Reuters) - Brazil will need between 300 and 400 billion reais ($78.1 billion) to fight the coronavirus crisis and its economic fallout, Lower House Speaker Rodrigo Maia said on Monday.

Maia added that a bill to lay out the budget Brazil will need will be introduced no later than Tuesday. ($1 = 5.1224 reais) (Reporting by Marcelo Rochabrun; Editing by Sandra Maler)