“I am the president”, reacted Jair Bolsonaro about your deputy’s statement, Hamilton Mouraoon social isolation during the new pandemic coronavirus.
Yesterday, after Bolsonaro took a national stand against quarantine measures, Mourão stated that the government’s position to fight the covid-19 pandemic “is one” and remains isolation and distance between people.
Despite disapproving Mourão, Bolsonaro praised the deputy during a conversation with journalists. “I’m the president, hey. I am the president. Ministers follow my orders. And Mourão has helped a lot, collaborated, given opinions, he is a person who is on my side there. It is your reserve if I pack there, you will have to swallow Mourão. He is a good person, you can be sure ”, he declared.
Bolsonaro stated that Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta has already agreed to the change in format from horizontal to vertical isolation, but is still studying how to implement the measure.
At the Ministry of Health, the implementation of the measure is seen as something that depends on carrying out rapid tests on a large scale in the country. Thus, it will be possible to check who has the disease and who is free to do other activities.
The vertical model advocated by the president considers isolation only for people at risk, the elderly and those with chronic diseases. Bolsonaro said there is no deadline for the transition to occur, and that it could even begin tomorrow.
Bolsonaro said again, on Thursday, that “some governors and mayors were wrong in the dose” of the containment measures, which included closing trade and schools, and that “the people want to work”. According to Bolsonaro, some governors have already reassessed the restrictive measures.
“Can we handle two, three months with the plan that is there? I don’t know how much our expenses will reach, hundreds of billions of reais. Almost everything has to come back (sectors of the economy). And do a campaign stay at home. Don’t let Grandpa leave the house, leave it in a corner. When he comes back, take a shower, wash his hands, rub alcohol on his ear. That’s it ”, he declared.
Regarding the critical situation in countries such as the United States and Italy, Bolsonaro considers that Brazil will not arrive at the same magnitude of contamination and death because Brazilians have some kind of differentiation, but without presenting grounds.
“I don’t think it will reach that point, because the Brazilian has to be studied, he doesn’t get anything. See the guy jumping into the sewer, get out, dive and nothing happens. ”
Bolsonaro said that many people in Brazil must have been infected by covid-19 in the past few weeks, but they showed no symptoms and now have immunity, including him.
Still, the president said he would not show the tests he did to test the disease, which he said was negative. “My word is worth more than a piece of paper,” he responded.
So far, more than 20 people who traveled with Bolsonaro to the United States have tested positive. This week, an employee of the Planalto Palace who acts in the security of the president was interned in Brasilia. For the president, however, the hospitalization occurred due to other health conditions.
Despite the thousands of deaths in countries such as Italy (more than 8,000), the United States (more than 1,000), Spain (more than 4,000) and China (more than 3,000), Bolsonaro said that “the people were deceived” about the seriousness of infection and that the prediction of thousands of deaths has not been confirmed.
Bolsonaro is also betting on the use of hydroxychloroquine as a way to cure infections, although there is still no scientific proof of its effectiveness. “So far, the people I’m talking about are 100% the effectiveness that is being noticed, 100%,” he said. Earlier, he showed the medicine during a meeting with G20 leaders.
The president said that the Minister of Health, Luiz Henrique Mandetta, has already agreed with the change in the format of horizontal to vertical isolation, but is still studying how to implement the measure.
The model defended by the president considers isolation only for people at risk, the elderly and those with chronic diseases. Bolsonaro said there is no deadline for the transition to occur, and that it could even begin tomorrow.
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