25 May 2024
Concerns increased when the President of Brazil was infected with nCoV 2

Concerns increased when the President of Brazil was infected with nCoV 2

Adenilson Costa has worked at Vila Formosa cemetery for a quarter of a century but has never seen new graves filled so quickly.

Vila Formosa cemetery on the outskirts of Sao Paulo is the largest cemetery in Latin America, but since Covid-19 hit Brazil, it is no longer large enough.

`It made us very shocked, very sad, because it was their last greeting to their lost loved ones and there was no time,` Costa said.

Gravedigger Adenilson Costa at Vila Formosa cemetery on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Brazil’s Ministry of Health on July 7 announced more than 45,000 new cases of nCoV infection, one of which is President Jair Bolsonaro.

While Costa was shocked by the death rate in the country, Bolsonaro told his people not to worry when they announced they were infected with nCoV.

`Young people, please take care, but if you get the virus, rest assured that for you, the chance of something serious happening is almost zero,` he said.

Bolsonaro admitted that people over 65 like him are at higher risk.

Concerns increased when the President of Brazil was infected with nCoV

Quick funeral of Covid-19 victims at Vila Formasa cemetery.

Bolsonaro said that he took both hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin while waiting for the results of his fourth nCoV test in four months.

`I feel very well. I believe the way they prescribed hydroxychloroquine was effective immediately,` he said.

Bolsonaro’s praise of hydroxychloroquine worried Dr. Luiz Henrique Mandetta, Brazil’s former health minister.

`He acts like that drug will save 90% of people’s lives. It’s not because of the drug, it’s just the way this disease happens,` Mandetta said.

Mandetta said he and other ministers tried to warn Bolsonaro about the danger of the pandemic and devise a national plan to respond but they were ignored.

`He always said he would do it, he was more worried about economic damage than people’s lives,` Mandetta said.

Concerns increased when the President of Brazil was infected with nCoV

Former minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta (right) and President Jair Bolsonaro, in March. Photo: CNN

Bolsonaro fired Mandetta because he suggested people wear masks and stay home.

`I just hope he can think of someone else who was diagnosed on the same day as him,` Mandetta said.

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