Brazil faces a dark week because of Covid-19

Brazil faces a dark week because of Covid-19 5

Brazil faces a dark week because of Covid-19

The Brazilian Ministry of Health on May 25 announced more than 11,600 new cases of nCoV infection, bringing the total number of infections nationwide to more than 370,000 people, of which more than 23,000 people have died.

The evening of May 23 was also the time when Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and his security team left the presidential palace in Brasilia and stopped at a store to eat hot dogs and drink soft drinks.

Videos on social media showed some supporters seeing Bolsonaro chanting `Mito` (Legend), while many people banged pots and pans screaming and insulting the Brazilian President, calling him a `murderer`.

While the number of infections and deaths from nCoV in Brazil continues to skyrocket, Bolsonaro still calls this pandemic a `minor flu` and often downplays the risks.

Bolsonaro has repeatedly expressed concern about the economic impact of Covid-19, warning it is worse than the virus.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro at the Alvorada palace, Brasilia, on May 22.

Bolsonaro’s supporters also agree with his views.

Bolsonaro did not wear a mask, posed for photos, shook hands with everyone and even carried a baby boy on his shoulders, completely going against experts’ recommendations for community isolation to prevent Covid-19.

Brazil’s national security advisor, General Augusto Heleno, joined Bolsonaro in the march, declaring that the country can defeat the pandemic.

However, critics continuously criticize Bolsonaro and blame his administration for everything that is going on.

`Shut up, stay home and resign,` Neto said.

Manaus, a city of two million known as the gateway to the Amazon, has been hit hard by Covid-19 with more than 13,000 infections and more than 1,100 deaths.

The Covid-19 outbreak in Brazil is part of a sharp increase in new infections across Latin America, causing concern among health experts.

While Bolsonaro, who has been called the `Trump of the tropics`, has been accused of downplaying the pandemic, the US has begun to show concern.

Covid-19 has appeared in more than 210 countries and territories, causing more than 5.5 million infections, nearly 348,000 deaths and more than 2.3 million recoveries.

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