Health Minister Nelson Teich Resigns

After chloroquine ultimatum, Teich resigns from the Ministry of Health; Teich, who took over less than a month ago, had been under pressure to expand the use of the medicine

Health Minister Nelson Teich has resigned, according to the ministry of health. A press conference will be scheduled this afternoon, according to the Ministry of Health.

After less than a month in office, Teich was already seeing his power underhanded by President Jair Bolsonaro.

Minister Nelson Teich (Health). (File Photo: Pedro Ladeira/Folhapress, PODER) - Folhapress

On Monday, the press informed Teich of the president's decision to increase the list of essential activities to include beauty salons, gyms, and barbershops.

He was surprised. Bolsonaro also pressured Teich to expand chloroquine use for patients with mild Covid-19, despite the lack of scientific evidence supporting its use.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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