Brazilian press Association (ABI) is going to sue the President of the country Zaire Bolsonaro due to the fact that he came to the briefing, during which announced the positive test for the coronavirus. About it is said in the official statement of the organization.
“Despite the fact that President Air Bolsonaro knew about the infection COVID-19, he continued to act in criminal way, and to risk the lives of others,” the statement says ABI.
It is also argued that the President, inviting the press, violated doctor recommended isolation mode. According to the Association, Bolsonaro violated two articles of the Criminal code, the punishment for which include a fine or imprisonment for a term not exceeding four years. The lawsuit will be brought in the Supreme court of Brazil.
65-year-old President of Brazil on the morning of 7 July confirmed that the test which he passed the day before, gave a positive result. The President went to the military hospital for an MRI, the rate of saturation of the lungs showed 96%, which is considered acceptable.
On 6 July, the President fell ill, the temperature rose to 38 ° C. He said that even before receiving the test result started taking hydroxychloroquine.
In late June, a Federal judge of Brazil Renato Borelli issued a decision which ordered the President of the country Zaire Bolsonaro to wear a mask while participating in public events.
Air Bolsonaro repeatedly denied the danger COVID-19 , and opposed the restrictive measures imposed by the governors. He repeatedly called the coronavirus pandemic normal influenza. The President for a long time appeared in public without PPE, however at the end of June the court ordered him to wear a mask.
Brazil is in second place in the world for the total number of infected by the coronavirus and the number of deaths, second only to the United States. According to the University of Hopkins, there are 1 668 589 cases. The number of deaths due COVID-19 Brazil also occupies the second place. In the country from the coronavirus died 66 741 people.