Bolsonaro accuses governors of using funds against covid-19 to get accounts up to date

posted on 01/04/2021 21:20 / updated 01/04/2021 21:20


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President Jair Bolsonaro once again criticized the role of governors in trying to contain the covid-19 pandemic and accused state leaders of diverting resources provided by the Executive to actions to combat the disease to pay off debts from their management.

“Money went to states and municipalities, a lot of money, billions of reais, but we know that many governors and mayors used this resource to pay back arrears, catch up on their bills, and did not give due attention to health at the moment”, pondered the president, live on social networks this Thursday (1/4).

The official also said that the federal government has always done its part in combating the new coronavirus and that making its management responsible for the deaths caused by the disease “is nothing more, nothing less than bad faith”. “Deaths, unfortunately, are happening. Even if the governors and mayors had taken the best measures in the world, we would know that the deaths would occur, ”he added.

Bolsonaro again complained about measures that restrict trade activity and the circulation of people as a way to prevent the spread of the virus. Even with overcrowded intensive care units (ICUs), he says this is no justification for lockdowns. “In my opinion, this is wrong,” said Bolsonaro.

The president continued his criticism by presenting newspaper reports in Argentina showing that poverty in the country already affects 19 million people, due to the restrictive measures adopted by the local government. “Brazil is going the same way. I do not know what is going on with the team of some governors who maintain this policy of closing everything, ”he commented.

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