Paraguay’s Minister of Health resigns amid health system collapse due to Covid-19

Julio Mazzoleni resigned from his post on Friday following criticism of his handling of the surge in coronavirus cases and deaths in the country.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In full health system collapse due to the extremely rapid growth of Covid-19 infections and deaths, and faced with criticism and calls for his resignation, Paraguay's Minister of Health stepped down on Friday, March 5th. Julio Mazzoleni was in full dispute with the opposition in the Senate, which had been urging him to step down.

"It is a moment where it is absolutely necessary for Paraguayans to be united to fight the pandemic and national interest comes before anyone else. I hope that this decision serves to unite the country," said Mazzoleni when he . . .

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