RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro said he will call on the Ministry of Health to change its strategy of isolating the population during the new coronavirus pandemic.
Upon leaving the Alvorada Palace on Wednesday, Bolsonaro said he would discuss the decision with Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta.
After making a statement criticizing confinement and advocating the opening of businesses and schools, the head of the country called for the adoption of what he termed "vertical isolation," that is, only for the elderly and people with comorbidities (other health conditions that weaken the immune response).
"I spoke with Mandetta . . .