“Some decrees have outdone themselves and even what would be a state of siege in Brazil. The state of siege is not the president who decrees, he may even send the decree to Parliament, but only after Parliament approves it, would it enter into force. Curfew and suppression of the right to come and go go beyond the state of siege “, he said.
He also defended that “the lockdown policy” be reviewed by governors and mayors so that it can “return to normality”. “Side effects of fighting the pandemic can be more damaging than the virus,” he said.
“We had and we have two enemies: the virus and unemployment. And it is not by staying at home that we are going to solve this problem. This policy is still being adopted, but her spirit was to flatten the contamination curve while hospitals were preparing”, said Bolsonaro.
“No nation sustains itself for a long time with this type of policy and we want to get back to normal as soon as possible,” he said.
According to him, the emergency aid it has been “an encouragement” for the population. “It is little, I recognize, but it is what the nation can give to its population. We only have one way: let the people work”.
“The return of the right of men and women to work in the country is essential,” said the president.
Bolsonaro’s speech comes a day after Brazil broke a record in the number of deaths by Covid-19. There were 3,801 deaths from the disease in the last 24 hours, according to data released on Tuesday (30) by Conass (National Council of Health Secretaries).
In total, Brazil has more than 317 thousand deaths from Covid-19 and there are 12,658,109 positive cases since the beginning of the pandemic.
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