President Jair Bolsonaro (no party) again criticized social isolation measures Thursday (4) and said that Brazilians need to face their problems.
“We have to face our problems, enough with the fussing and whining. How long will you be crying? We have to face the problems. Obviously, respecting the elderly, those who have diseases, comorbidities, but where will Brazil stop if we stop?,” asked the president in São Simão (GO).
Next, Bolsonaro published a text on social media that says "Essential activity is all that is necessary for a breadwinner to earn money," in yet another speech against social isolation.
On Wednesday (3), Brazil recorded its second consecutive day of record Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours, 1,840, with the hospital network collapsing in several states, and surpassed the United States in number of new deaths from the disease per 100 thousand inhabitants. Covid-19 in Brazil has already caused about 260 thousand deaths.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon