In Brazil, the infection numbers are increasing rapidly. But President Bolsonaro calls for loosening

Police officers on motorcycles and in patrol cars your way through the crowd on the beach promenade in Copacabana. “Go home!” it resounds from the speakers. However, people continue to go on this Sunny Saturday just. It is – unlike in Germany and other European countries, where thousands against Corona-measures go on the road – an unusual calm that reigns in Brazil.

To ensure that the country has recently reported on the Newly-Infected and the Corona of the dead, each of the negative record after the other, people seem to be a little worried. They hope that the Virus will pass by. The largest with 210 million inhabitants, the most populous country in Latin America registered, on Saturday 233.142 Infected – the fourth highest number in the world.


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Alone, the Brazilian Federal state of São Paulo (4688) recorded – such as Mexico (more than 5000) – in the meantime, more deaths than China (4637). Weeks after Europe, the Covid-19 pandemic hits now also in Latin America with full force, but where the initial conditions are a priori more difficult: hospitals are under-funded, social welfare systems are weak, the economies of a lot of unrest.

“And the Situation will get worse with this President,” scolds porter Filomeno in a multi-family house in Copacabana, in an interview with the German press Agency. While, for example, Argentina’s strict output good results lock brought – 8068 people have been infected so far, demonstrably, 373 patients had died, the right-wing populist Jair Bolsonaro nothing of limitations, and calls to meetings.

Bolsonaro Coronavirus referred to as a “small flu”

Bolsonaro itself was in disregard of the requirements for protection against the novel Coronavirus from hundreds of supporters celebrate. “It is very gratifying to experience such a Demonstration of the support that strengthens us,” he said on Sunday at a rally in front of the presidential Palace in the capital, Brasília. Bolsonaro was accompanied by several Ministers and welcomed the protesters, contrary to the guidelines for social distancing themselves from the vicinity.

The rights of the head of state had criticised at the weekend by the governors imposed Corona-restrictions in Brazil. It calls for the easing of the measures, because this strain, in his opinion, the economy disproportionately. Bolsonaro had referred to the pandemic as a “small flu”.

“Brazil would have one of the best answers to this pandemic can have”

In Brazil, a country with continental dimensions, cities and the Federal States, however, adopt their own measures. Even Rio is divided into an open South zone and a North zone, in which the city has half a dozen quarters in the Lockdown was added.

As contradictory and chaotic, Brazil’s answer to Corona, showed up on Friday as Minister of health, Nelson pond, said his resignation – not even a month after Bolsonaro had fired his predecessor, Luiz Henrique Mandetta, due to inconsistencies in dealing with the Virus.

“Brazil would have one of the best answers to this pandemic can have,” said the Brazilian Marcia Castro, a public health scientist at Harvard University, the New York Times. Brazil was in the case of health crises such as Aids or Zika, a pioneer of the emerging countries. “But now everything is disorganized, no one is working on common solutions.”

São Paulo is coming to its limits

As the BBC reported, sending the mayor of the city of São Paulo, Bruno Covas, a cry for help: The health system could collapse if the demand for emergency improvements beds for Coronavirus cases. Covas said, therefore, the public hospitals in the city had reached a capacity of 90 percent and could have in two weeks no more space.

According to the BBC, Covas, is in crisis talks with the Governor about the introduction of a strict lock downs, to slow the Transmission of the Coronavirus. As the station reported, were closed, among other things, schools and public places, people were asked to stay at home. However, there are only minor penalties against violations.

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Particularly poor area affected

The policy in Brazil is more concerned with himself than with the Virus-fighting. The President has to do with the exchange of Ministers and a method against itself. In corruption investigations, the Federal police arrested in Rio, a number of politicians and businessmen who embezzled in the purchase of several million euros. Even in a pandemic, you will use the opportunity to enrich themselves unlawfully. The population by kind of alone.

Corona had been in Brazil and other Latin American countries, first of all, the Virus of the Rich. The first registered case was a business man from São Paulo, who had traveled to Northern Italy. Meanwhile, spread of Sars-CoV-2, even in the poorer areas and Slums to be achieved. In the poverty-stricken villages in Brazil Favelas as they are called – the residents are often most Needed such as water and soap, at the same time, whole families live together in one room. Keep your distance is hardly possible.

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