Bolsonaro downplays coronavirus, gets protestsChristian Fernsby ▼ | March 25, 2020
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro again downplayed the seriousness of the coronavirus and received pot-banging demonstrations for the eighth night in row in several cities of the country, in protest to that behavior.
President Jair Bolsonaro
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'The risk group is people over 60 years of age. So why to close schools? Fatal cases of healthy people under 40 years of age are rare,' the former military man said amazing, and recommended that Brazil 'return to normal.'
Following his speech, protesters bang pots from balconies and windows to demand the president resigns in neighborhoods such as Bela Vista and Santa Cecilia, in central Sao Paulo state. ■