"The Ministry of Health publishes daily information about # Covid19 in Brazil. The data for this Thursday (07/16) are updated." ⠀
While Bolsonaro was dismissing the pandemic as a "little flu", back in March, Brazil’s Ministry of Health declared that each state should come up with guidelines to fight the virus, warning that the country’s health system would collapse by the end of April if no action was taken. Ever since cases have spiked.
The Rio Grande do Sul and Parana in southern Brazil, are among the regions with the largest outbreaks
However, President Bolsonaro´s policy of pushing governors to ease containment measures have fueled bigger outbreaks. Last week Bolsonaro himself tested positive to the virus.
According to pollster Datafolha the share of Brazilians that see his government as bad or terrible had increased to 44 percent up to late June.