The president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, criticized this Wednesday the measures that seek to restrict the movements of the population in the face of the pandemic of coronavirus. He also assured that “hunger kills much more than the virus itself.”
Bolsonaro expressed his point of view in an appearance before journalists, without accepting questions, while the country on Tuesday registered a new daily record in the number of deaths due to covid-19, of 3,780 deceased.
“Brazil he has to go back to work. The population has to go back to work, “he said. Bolsonaro, who appeared before the microphones without a mask, accompanied by other senior officials who did have his face partially covered.
“The collateral effects of the pandemic cannot be more than those of the virus itself,” he insisted. Bolsonaro.
Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro are facing a festive period ordered by the municipal authorities that began on Friday and will last until this Sunday, in order to restrict the activities of the population to face the pandemic.
Brazil is, after the United States, the second country with the highest accumulated number of cases of covid-19, with 12.6 million infected, and 313,866 deaths, according to the latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Bolsonaro He said that the orders of the state and municipal authorities that seek to ask the population to stay at home “extrapolate a state of siege”, a special measure that can only be authorized by the legislative branch.
“Staying at home we are not going to solve that problem,” he stressed. Bolsonaro, a head of state who at the beginning of the pandemic downplayed it and came to describe the covid-19 like a “gripita”.
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