Brazil is going through one of the most complicated moments in terms of infections and deaths from covid-19, but the president of the country, Jair Bolsonaro, continues to criticize movement restrictions that seek to reduce infections and deaths.
“Hunger kills much more than the virus itself”He told the press on Wednesday, when 3,780 deaths from the disease were registered on Tuesday, the highest daily figure.
“Brazil has to go back to work. The population has to go back to work“Said Bolsonaro, who appeared before the microphones without a mask, accompanied by other senior officials who did have his face partially covered.
“The collateral effects of the pandemic cannot be more than those of the virus itselfHe added.
Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro are facing a festive period ordered by the municipal authorities that began on Friday and will last until this Sunday, in order to restrict the activities of the population to face the pandemic.
Brazil is, after the United States, the second country with the highest accumulated number of covid-19 cases, with 12.6 million infected, and deaths, 313,866, according to the latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO).