Health Minister Mandetta Did Not Accept Secretary’s Resignation Letter

Secretary of Health Surveillance, Wanderson de Oliveira, had submitted his resignation given the Minister's impending replacement, after clashing with President Bolsonaro.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Minister of Health, Luiz Henrique Mandetta, said on Wednesday afternoon, April 15th, that he and the secretaries who assist him joined the Ministry together and will leave it together.

Mandetta made this statement during a press conference with the Ministry's executive secretary, João Gabbardo, and the Health Surveillance Secretary, Wanderson de Oliveira.

Earlier on Wednesday, Wanderson de Oliveira had resigned because of Mandetta's likely dismissal from the Ministry as a result of differences with President Jair Bolsonaro over social isolation as a means of containing the coronavirus epidemic - Mandetta advocates broad isolation . . .

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