Brazilian coronavirus: Judge orders Bolsonaro to wear a ring face mask

Brazilian coronavirus: Judge orders Bolsonaro to wear a ring face mask

Federal Judge Renato Borelli said on Monday that Bolsonaro should wear a mask while in public in Brasilia. The judge’s order said that failure to do so could potentially result in a fine of about $ 386 per day.

The decision extends to all government employees in the Federal District, where the capital Brasilia is located.

Reached for comments on Tuesday, Bolsonaro’s office referred CNN to the Attorney General’s Office, which said his office “has been reviewing all the appropriate measures to reverse injunction.”

The Federal District government issued a decree on April 30 to require the use of face masks in public places. prevents the spread of coronavirus.

However, Bolsonaro has been open to the public at various events since then, without wearing masks, including rallies with supporters.

“With the example of the Brazilian president, everything is more difficult for us,” said Sao Paulo governor Joao Doria. Isa Soares of CNN last month. “He goes to the streets without masks. Wrong behavior and wrong sign. This is very sad for Brazil and it makes everything difficult for the governors in the Brazilian states.”

So far, more than 1.1 million cases and more than 51,000 deaths have been confirmed by Brazilian health officials, and the crisis shows no signs of reduction.

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