BRASILIA – Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said he did not want to “get bored” with questions about the 600,000 COVID-19 death toll that Latin America’s largest country passed a few days ago.
Bolsonaro’s poll ratings have fallen 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 tried to minimize the effects of the virus by touting unproven cures and railing against lockdowns.
On Monday, Bolsonaro was surrounded by supporters on Guaruja Beach, Sao Paulo state, when a journalist asked him about the death toll in the country.
“In which country did the people not die? Tell me! “He replied.” Look, I didn’t come here to be bored. “
Currently, 601,011 people have died of COVID-19 in Brazil, a total of over 21.5 million cases.