Skip to main content

COVID19: Bolsonaro called biggest threat to Brazil's coronavirus response

A leading medical journal has described President Jair Bolsonaro as "perhaps the most important threat" to Brazil's ability to successfully fight the coronavirus pandemic, even as the country reported its highest daily price .

In an article , The Lancet said Bolsonaro's disregard for and flouting of lockdown measures is sowing confusion across Brazil, which is quickly emerging as a hotspot for COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

On Friday, Brazil's Ministry of Health registered 10,222 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 751 related deaths, a daily high. That brought the entire of confirmed cases within the country to 145,328 and deaths to 9,897.

The Lancet said Bolsonaro was becoming increasingly hamstrung by political crisis following his sacking last month of popular Minister of Health Luiz Henrique Mandetta after a disagreement over measures to tackle the pandemic and therefore the resignation of Minister of Justice Sergio Moro. 

"The challenge is ultimately political, requiring continuous engagement by Brazilian society as an entire . Brazil as a rustic must close to offer a transparent answer to the 'So what?' by its President. He must drastically jibe or must be subsequent to travel ," the editorial by British medical journal said.

In response to a journalist's question last week about the record number of deaths from coronavirus, the far-right president said: "So what? I'm sorry, but what does one want me to do?"

On Friday, the president said he planned to possess 30 friends over to the presidential palace for a barbecue. Later within the day, he joked that he may extend the invitation to thousands more, including political supporters and members of the press.

The president, who has mentioned the coronavirus because the "little flu" and interacted with supporters without a mask , has argued that the economic fallout of lockdown measures would be deadlier than the virus itself.

He has also actively encouraged people to defy physical distancing measures put in situ by state governors, calling on people to return to figure and participate in large gatherings despite the growing number of known infections and deaths.


A report by Imperial College London published on Friday showed that "the epidemic isn't yet controlled and can still grow" in Brazil, in stark contrast to parts of Europe and Asia, where enforced lockdowns have had success.

"While the Brazilian epidemic remains relatively nascent on a national scale, our results suggest that further action is required to limit spread and stop health system overload," the Imperial College report said.

In its editorial, The Lancet outlined challenges faced by Brazil. About 13 million Brazilians sleep in shanty towns where hygiene recommendations and physical distancing are near impossible to follow.

The country's Indigenous population was also under "severe threat" even before the COVID-19 outbreak thanks to the govt turning a blind eye to or maybe encouraging illegal mining and logging within the Amazon rainforest.

"These loggers and miners now risk bringing COVID-19 to remote populations," it said. Most of Brazil's 27 state and district governments are taking the threat of the virus more seriously than Bolsonaro.

On Friday, the govt of Sao Paulo , Brazil's most populous state, extended mandatory quarantine orders through to May 31. that they had been scheduled to expire on May 11.

Comments

Popular Posts

"I Will Never Campaign For Any APC, PDP Member Again" – Nollywood Actress, Iyabo Ojo Vows

A Popular Nigerian actress (Iyabo Ojo ) has promised that she will never support or campaign for any member of PDP and APC in the next coming elections.

According to the actress, she posted this on her Twitter page with an Hashtag End Bad Governance

According to Iyabo Ojo twitter;


She Tweeted:

“I Alice Iyabo Ojo will never support or campaign for any APC or PDP member again in my life even if you are my family or friends. We need a new Nigeria. We need to stop recycling.”

Her post comes days after youths took to the street to demand an end to bad governance in Nigeria.

Lekki toll gate hidden camera: Fashola illegally tampered with exhibits – Lawyer Ebun Adegboruwa says

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and member of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry into the activities of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Mr Ebun Adegboruwa has accused Minister of Works and Housing (Babatunde Fashola) for Interfering with exhibits during a visit to Lekki toll gate as he led a Federal Government delegation to commiserate with the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu over the loss of lives and destruction of properties in the violence that rocked the state last week.

According to the SAN (Ebun Adegboruwa) it stated the it was illegal to conduct any visit at the Lekki Toll Plaza in the absense without the authority and also with out the permission of the panel, .appealed to the Governor of Lagos State to allow the Panel the full autonomy and independence that was promised at the time of inauguration




According to the statement; it reads


“BRF TAMPERS WITH EVIDENCE
AT LEKKI TOLL GATE ..RETRIEVES HIDDEN CAMERA WITHOUT PANEL’S CONSENT....”

USURPATI…

Buhari Reveals that 69 persons were killed during the #ENDSARS Protest in Nigeria

According to the Nigerian President Buhari has revealed that 69 persons has been killed during the #ENDSARS protest across the Country.

According to the BBC reports, It was stated that the Nigerian president has revealed this statement during a virtual meeting with the former leaders and security chiefs on Friday October 2.

He also stated during the meeting that 51 civilians, 11 police officers, and seven soldiers were killed in the unrest.

Buhari was quoted saying in a statement released by Femi Adesina that the killing came off an “initial genuine and well-intended protest of youths which was hijacked and misdirected”.



It was further gathered that the Nigerian President who stated that his administration will not allow miscreants and criminals to continue to perpetrate acts of hooliganism in the country, accused the protesters of refusing to call off the protest in spite of meeting their demands.



According to his statement, He read;


”Unfortunately, the protesters refused to call of…

Bobrisky flaunts herself with no makeup on (Photos)

This Nigerian Barbie doll (Bobrisky) shows off her new self with no makeup on instagram as she shows off her new face on Instagram

Presidency explains why Buhari didn't speak on Lekki toll gate shooting in his speech

The President of Nigeria (Muhammadu Buhari) has stated the reason why he didnt speak on Lekki toll gate shootings during his speech on Thursday, October 22.

According to the presidential aide (Femi Adeshina) during an interview of channels Tv "Politics Today" he said that it will be “premature and presumptuous" for Buhari to talk about the shooting as it was still being investigated.



According to Femi Adesina said;


“The Defence Headquarters issued a statement to say that it was investigating the matter. Lagos State Governor has also set up a probe panel to investigate what really happened.

“So, the President couldn’t have said anything because it would be premature and presumptuous while investigation is ongoing. It is after investigation has been concluded that he can speak on the matter.”

A Nigerian Lawyer Reveals How Abuja Thugs Were Paid N1,500 To Attack And Damage Cars During the #ENDSARS Protests

According to a protester who was attacked by the hoodlums in Abuja stated her experiences with ADELANI ADEPEGBA in this interview.

What is your name?

I’m Kaka George. I’m a lawyer.

During the #EndSARS protests in Abuja, you were attacked and your car was damaged. What is the level of damage to your car?

It is a Toyota Prado 2008 model. The hoodlums damaged the front and rear windshields, all the windows, front and rear bumpers, and the boot as well. The repair cost was put at N300,000. We are looking for money and people have been generous.

How do you feel about the attack?

It is sad to see that the thugs could let themselves be manipulated when we were fighting for all of us. Just because of the N1,500 they said they were paid, they caused a damage of over N300,000. It is disheartening to see that fellow youths and citizens would allow themselves to be used in that way but we are pushing through it all and we are still taking our stand. That same day, my phone was damaged, I bruised my kne…

Trump’s supporter pulls a gun on protesters after a liquid was splashed on him (Watch video)

According to a video that was shared online, It was seen that Trump supporter was pulling a gun on protesters after a liquid was splashed on him.

In the video that was recorded at the scene, This incident took place at the Woodinville at the north of the kirkland, the man was seen as he pulled a gun as he was spotted wearing pro- Trump cap and waving a gun at the protesters.

The lady who captured the incident in a video, was then heard demanding to get his name as well as the names of the people he seemed to be rolling with, who also looked like Trump supporters from their getups.



After being berated for threatening violence as he placed back the gun to where he pulled it out from, the man gave an excuse of "something being dumped on him". The lady claims it's just water and calls him a snowflake.


The police were called into the scene, the Trump supporter who claimed a mix of spit and piss was dumped on him was neither arrested of detained. TMZ reported that police are now …