March 25, 2020 7:49
The Brazilian president assured that “the country must return to normal” and caused a cacerolazo against his management.
The President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, criticized on Tuesday the closure of schools and shops in some parts of his country for the advance of the coronavirus, and minimized the effects of the pandemic by Compare the disease with a “flu” or “cold”.
Through a national radio and TV network, the president asked the governors avoid “mass confinement” of the population and the suspension of classes not to stop the economy and caused a cacerolazo in several cities of the country against his management.
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“You have to avoid mass unemployment and save lives, you have to get back to normal, the jobs must be maintained because our life will continue ”, affirmed the Brazilian president after learning that 12 people died in one day and there are already 46 fatal victims.
In the third chain since the coronavirus crisis arose, Bolsonaro again minimized covid-19 and said that if he himself was infected, because of good health, “it would be a small flu or a small cold” and he was not “Hysteria and panic that the media spread.”
In this sense, he questioned the media for generating fear by virtue of what happens in Italy and assured that what happens in Europe with the advance of the disease has nothing to do with Brazil, due to the climate and the age of the population. .
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“Some governors must abandon the scorched earth concept, prohibit transportation and mass confinement; So why are schools closed when fatal cases under 40 are rare? ”asked the president.
Bolsonaro’s speech caused cacerolazos in regions such as Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Porto Alegre, Recife, Belo Horizonte and Brasilia.
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