Brazil’s Bolsonaro criticizes “idiots” who still advocate social isolation

Since the start of the pandemic, the president has attacked measures adopted by governors and mayors to restrict the flow and crowding of people as a means to reduce coronavirus transmission.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday referred to those who advocate social isolation to fight the spread of the coronavirus as "idiots," despite the fact that the measure is considered by experts to be one of the main weapons to contain Covid-19.

"There are some idiots out there advocating social isolation to this day. If farmers had stayed at home, they would have starved to death," said Bolsonaro to supporters outside the Alvorada Palace, when thanking the support received over the weekend from farmers and agribusiness representatives who participated in an event in Brasilia.

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