Brazil: Ex-Bayern star railing against President Bolsonaro after Corona statement – “What kind of president is that?”

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In Brazil, the corona virus is raging worse than in any other country. President Bolsonaro continues to downplay the pandemic. Now a former FC Bayern professional criticizes him.

Update from August 1, 2:15 p.m .: The Corona virus just a “light flu”? At least that’s how it looks Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonarowho tested himself a few weeks ago. The right-wing populist head of state received a lot of criticism for these trivializing statements – now from a former football professional.

“He goes out without a mask, hugs people and claims that it’s just a flu wave. The worst thing was that he said: A lot of people will die, but we have to go through that. What kind of president is that? How can you say something like that? ”Said the Brazilian Giovane Elber of the Passauer Neue Press.

“I’m worried about my family. But also for the poorer people who live in favelas, who live in confined spaces and have no money for good care. Anyone who is not privately insured in Brazil is delivered. We can only hope that a vaccine will come quickly, ”said the 48 year old. In Brazil, more than 2.6 million people have now been infected with the corona virus.

Elber comes from Londrina in the state of Parana. The former Brazilian striker was for the from 1997 to 2003 FC Bayern Munich active and won the Champions League with the German record champions in 2001.

Update from July 31, 8:52 p.m .: Although he and his wife infected themselves with the corona virus, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro does not seem to have learned anything about how to behave during a pandemic. The head of state showed up at a performance in Bagé, South Brazil Mouth-nose mask, but shook hands like the portal G1 reported. His visit triggered crowds.

Presented during his appearance Bolsonaro the controversial malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, which he propagates for Covid-19 treatment by triumphantly holding it over his head. One of Bolsonaro Even a video posted on Facebook shows the President walking through the crowd of Bagés. Onlookers cheer him and reach out for him. Even if most of those present wear masks, distance rules and contact restrictions are not observed.

First report from July 31, 1:02 p.m .:

Brazil / Brasilia – Counted for months Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro to the people who do that Corona virus * and downplayed the consequences of an infection with the sometimes fatal lung disease. The 65-year-old described this as “a little flu or a sniff”.

Bolsonaro recently got it himself. Now the Brazilian head of state admitted meekly that a coronavirus infection is not as easy as a cold. Bolsonaro apparently feels very weak, as the right-wing politician said on a live broadcast on his social media channels: “I have mold in my lungs.”

Antibiotics against mold in the lungs. Did a homeopath recommend that to him?#Bolsonaro

He had one on Wednesday Blood test made because he previously felt “a little weak”, said Bolsonaro. According to the President, doctors had diagnosed “an infection”, which he is now taking Antibiotics fight. Bolsonaro had only announced on Saturday that another Corona test with him negative failed.

Even after her own infection with the corona virus, Brazil’s president was with Protective measures and Hygiene rules not too strictly. On Thursday, he went to the election campaign in the state of Piaui, a stronghold of his political rivals.

There Bolsonaro shook numerous hands and temporarily took off his maskas pictures from the event showed. In the Brazilian capital Brasilia, meanwhile, other corona diseases have become known from the immediate vicinity of the president. Both a fifth member of the cabinet and Bolsonaros Wife, Michelle Bolsonaro (38), have meanwhile tested positive for the virus.

But that doesn’t seem to make Bolsonaro give in. The Brazilian president lifted the entry ban for foreign tourists in the country worst affected by the coronavirus after the United States in the middle of the week. (kh) * merkur.de is part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editors network

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