Bolsonaro Denies that He Called Covid-19 A "Little Flu"

President said that there is no "audio" or "video" that verifies a reference to virus using these terms


President Jair Bolsonaro denied this Thursday that he called the coronavirus the "little flu." He said that there is no "video or" audio of him saying this. He referred to the coronavirus as the "little flu" at least two times.

In March, he referred to it as a "little flu" during a statement broadcasted to the nation.

Jair Bolsonaro. Foto: Marcos Corrêa/PR

"In my particular case, with my history of being an athlete, if I were to be infected, I would not need to worry, I would feel nothing or serious when very, attacked by the flu or a cold," Bolsonaro said.

During an interview with the press, or the president had previously referred to Covid-19 in this way.

"I am not going to allow the little flu to knock me down," he said when questioned by journalists who asked for proof that he tested negative for the coronavirus.

In this fifth, during a year-long broadcast to the social networks, or the president denied information about a doença nesses thermos.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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