Sao Paulo, July 19
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro stated on Saturday that lockdown measures used to curb the unfold of the novel coronavirus “kill” and have “suffocated” the nation’s financial system.
“Without salaries and jobs, people die,” he stated referring to restrictions imposed by some states and municipalities.
“Lockdown kills,” he added, saying that some politicians have suffocated the financial system with pressured curfews.
The president’s assertion comes as Brazil’s financial system is anticipated to contract 6.4% this 12 months, hit by the pandemic.
Bolsonaro, who introduced he examined optimistic for COVID-19 on July 7, met his supporters within the grounds of his official residence, the Alvorada Palace, in Brasilia.
The president was carrying a masks and saved some meters (yards) of distance from his supporters.
Bolsonaro stated he’s feeling nicely, regardless of the virus, and once more credited his well being to the usage of hydroxychloroquine to struggle COVID-19, regardless of no scientific proof. “I am a living proof (that the drug works),” he instructed supporters.
Besides hydroxychloroquine, the far-right president stated he’s additionally taking an anti-parasite drug to struggle coronavirus.
Brazil registered 28,532 new confirmed circumstances of the novel coronavirus and 921 new deaths on Saturday, the well being ministry stated. Total circumstances in Brazil, the world’s second most affected nation after the United States, have now risen to 2,074,860 whereas deaths totaled 78,772. Reuters