Brazil has a record 881 Covid-19 Health Minister announced Tuesday in 24 hours, bringing its total to 12,400 and making it the sixth most affected country in the world in terms of death, according to John Hopkins University The figures. Its total of 177,589 confirmed cases is the seventh highest in the world.
Earlier far-right president Jair Bolsonaro – who attacked the social isolation measures introduced by state governors – published a decree declare beauty salons, gymnasiums and barbers “essential services” that may open. Several governors have declared that they ignore Decree.
Bolsonaro was also fighting his latest political crisis – concerned that a Supreme Court judge would release a video of a ministerial meeting full of expressions, held on April 22, which would understand that his Minister for Foreign Affairs Ernesto Araújo would blame China, Brazil’s largest trading partner, for the pandemic he dubbed a “comunavirus” ( or “communist virus”), aimed at dominating other nations.
Araújo had made his debut in a long text on his “anti-globalist” blog the same day.
“The coronavirus woke us up again to the communist nightmare. The comunavirus has arrived, “he said. wrote. The attorney general’s office in Brazil argued against handing the video over to the Supreme Court, claiming it contained “potentially sensitive and reserved state matters, including external relations”, but was rejected.
Adding to the growing feeling that the Brazilian far right is increasingly disconnected from the horrible reality of the pandemic spreads in poor and densely populated communities, presidential family guru Olavo of Carvalho questioned its existence even on Tuesday.
“The fear of a supposedly deadly virus is nothing more than a horror story to avenge the population and make them accept slavery as a gift from Santa Claus”, tweeted the far-right astrologer turned philosopher based in Richmond, Virginia, would have advised Araújo at the post, with its 291,000 followers.