Brazil economy 'can't stop' for coronavirus: BolsonaroBrazilian soldiers disinfect the Subway Central Station in Brasilia on March 29, 2020SAO PAULO - Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday flouted his government's social distancing guidelines against the spread of the coronavirus by mixing with supporters on the streets of Brasilia and urging them to keep the economy going. "We just can't stand still, there is fear because if you don't die of the disease, you starve," the vendor is seen telling Bolsonaro, who responds: "You're not going to die!" "Brazil cannot stop or we'll turn into Venezuela," Bolsonaro later told reporters outside his official residence. In the four videos posted on his Twitter account, Bolsonaro is seen surrounded by small crowds as he walked about the capital. Bolsonaro has described the coronavirus as "a flu" and advocated the reopening of schools and shops, with self-isolation necessary solely for the over-60s.
Source: Bangkok Post March 29, 2020 23:26 UTC