Bolsonaro Favors Gradual Resumption of Business Activities in Brazil

In the President's opinion, strict quarantine may lead to several problems. Sitting alongside new Minister Teich, Bolsonaro once again argued that a "rigid" quarantine could cause irreversible economic damage.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro said yesterday, April 16th, during his weekly Facebook live stream, that the Ministry of Health's new guideline will be for a gradual resumption of trade and an end to social isolation in the country, but that the decision lies with the governors and mayors.

"It will not happen overnight, it will not be a sudden shift, but we understand that, gradually, with great responsibility, Brazil must start working. Now, the decision will be much more up to the governors and mayors, because that was the Federal Supreme Court's unanimous ruling yesterday . . .

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