President Jair Bolsonaro took a group of businessmen to the Supreme Court on Thursday (7) to report on the impacts of social isolation in the private sector. The group presented to the court's president, Justice Dias Toffoli, to push the country to resume economic activity.
Minister Paulo Guedes (Economy) was part of the delegation. The meeting was a surprise one and was not on the authorities' agenda. According to business people heard by Folha, it was Bolsonaro's idea to take complaints to other Powers - in this case, the Supreme Court.
One of the members of the group of entrepreneurs even compared the situation of the industry with the effects of Covid-19 on healthâhe said that there would be deaths of National Register of Legal Entities (CNPJs.)
This Thursday (7), Brazil registered 610 new deaths, according to the Ministry of Health. Since the beginning of the new coronavirus pandemic, 9,146 people have died in the country.
On the walk from the Plateau to the Supreme Court alongside business people, Bolsonaro was wearing a mask, as health officials recommend. In demonstrations, the president has appeared without the accessory.
Upon hearing the demands, Toffoli demanded government coordination with the Powers and entities of the Federation. He said that it is necessary to plan for the return of the functioning of the industries.
At court, Bolsonaro again affirmed that the effects of the restriction of circulation cannot be greater than the problems caused by the disease itself.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon