Brazil’s new coronavirus epidemic continues, with more than 14,000 newly diagnosed cases, a cumulative total of more than 230,000 cases, an increase of 816 deaths, becoming the world’s fourth most confirmed case country, surpassing Spain and Italy. The municipal government of Sao Paulo revealed that the local medical system is on the verge of collapse, the utilization rate of hospital beds exceeds 90%, and the demand for materials is expected to continue to increase. But President Bolsonaro ignored the restrictions on social distance and continued to meet with supporters.
Local experts estimate that because the number of tests in Brazil is still low, the number of diagnoses may increase. Brazilian President Bolsonaro continues to strive for an early economic restart.
Bolsonaro met with a large number of supporters outside the presidential palace in the capital Brasília. Bosonaro, who was wearing a mask, embraced the supporters, took a picture with the children, and did palm pressure with some people. He said that citizens want freedom, democracy and respect, and see the country restart the economy as soon as possible. He emphasized that power comes from the people, politicians should do what the people want, and that Brazil will eventually overcome the epidemic.
The death toll of new coronavirus in Brazil exceeded 15,000. Local polls show that 3 points and 2 respondents agree to maintain social distance. In addition, Brazil ’s two health ministers resigned within the month, reportedly due to differences with Bolsonaro ’s anti-epidemic measures.