On 16 April, the President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro fired the Minister of health of the country of Luis Enrique, Mandetta, reports Reuters.
The Agency notes that this happened after a public dispute concerning restrictive measures that the Minister introduced in connection with the coronavirus infection. Bolsonaro said that the country “needs to return to a normal life.”
In comments after the dismissal of Mandela warned that the peak of the epidemic has not yet passed.
On 17 April the President appointed a new head of the Ministry of health of Brazil Nelson Teich, informs the website of the Ministry. The new Minister referred to a specialist in the field of Oncology.
According to data of the Ministry of health of Brazil, on April 16 in the country from COVID-19 died in 1942, the number infected by the coronavirus, has exceeded 30 thousand
In March Bolsonaro said that the Italian epidemic proportions Brazil is not threatened, as the country’s more youthful population than the States most affected by the pandemic. He also called coronavirus infection “just the flu”.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan. March 11, 2020, the who announced the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.