Brazil´s President: “The mask is off for those who wanted to play politics with the virus.”

"That policy of 'stay home, close trade,' with an immediate consequence of destroying millions of jobs, this must be changed," Bolsonaro declared.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro said on February 19th that the covid-19 pandemic is still a "big problem" in the country. Without naming names, the chief executive also said that the "mask is off" of those who made political use of the novel coronavirus.

"We have mishaps, we have problems, as we still have the big pandemic problem, among others," he said in a federal government event in Sertânia (PE) related to the São Francisco River transposition works. "Those who wanted to politicize the virus issue, the mask is off and the people are realizing . . .

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