Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro (left) and Minister of Health Luiz Henrique Mandetta attend a press conference in Brasilia in March. Photo: EPA-EFE

Coronavirus: Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro fires health minister after dispute over pandemic response

  • Luiz Henrique Mandetta has drawn comparisons to US virus expert Anthony Fauci, who has also contradicted Trump in public statements
  • Top Brazilian health official had pushed for broad isolation measures even as president dismissed Covid-10 as a ‘little flu’
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro (left) and Minister of Health Luiz Henrique Mandetta attend a press conference in Brasilia in March. Photo: EPA-EFE
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