Health Minister Stresses Social Isolation, But Bolsonaro Strolls Around Markets

The President prompted small crowds by taking selfies and talking to supporters, contrary to recommendations from the Minister of Health and other medical authorities.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - One day after Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta said people should remain at home in social isolation to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, President Jair Bolsonaro drove from his official residence at the Alvorada Palace on Sunday morning, March 29th, to stroll around Brasília.

He visited a drugstore and a bakery in the Southwest district of Brasília, then the Armed Forces Hospital and the center of Ceilândia, one of the administrative regions of the Federal District.

In the streets, the President's presence prompted small crowds, contrary to the recommendations of the . . .

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