The coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19) has already caused 1,223 deaths in Brazil and the infected reach 22,169 cases, the Ministry of Health reported on Sunday. In the last 24 hours, 99 fatalities and 1,442 new infected victims were reported.
Although the numbers of the sick and deceased grow, Jair Bolsonario, the brazilian president, continues to reject mandatory quarantine as a way to contain the pandemic.» In addition to the virus, we now also have unemployment, the result of that ‘close everything’ and ‘stay at home’ or ‘I’ll stop you’,» the representative wrote on his social media accounts. He added: «For all disproportionate action, the reaction is also strong; the government seeks dialogue and the solution to all problems and not just for one.»
– Além do vírus, agora também temos or unprepared, fruit do «date tudo» and «fica em casa», ou ainda or «TE PRENDO».
– For all disproportional a rea’o também é forte. E Federal Governo seeks or dialogue and solucao for all problems, e no um. pic.twitter.com/CfeMjrN7r8—Jair M. Bolsonaro (@jairbolsonaro)
April 12, 2020
Last week, Bolsonaro nearly fired health minister Luiz Mandetta, who recommended he enact a mandatory quarantine, a decision that almost all governors of Brazil’s federal states already had. In this note: