Brazilian Bolsonaro says he is ‘annoyed’ by questions about Covid-19 deaths
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday he didn’t want to “be bored” with questions about the 600,000 COVID-19 death milestone that Latin America’s largest country passed days ago .
Bolsonaro’s poll numbers fell due to his handling of the pandemic, rising inflation and a weak economy. Brazil has the second-highest death toll from COVID-19 in the world after the United States, and Bolsonaro has long sought to minimize the impact of the virus, touting unproven cures and denouncing lockdowns.
On Monday, Bolsonaro was surrounded by supporters on the beach in Guaruja, in the state of Sao Paulo, when a reporter asked him about the death toll in the country. “In what country did people not die? Tell me! “He replied.” Look, I didn’t come here to be bored.
Currently, 601,011 people have died from COVID-19 in Brazil, with more than 21.5 million cases in total.