A supporter of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro takes part in a demonstration in Rio de Janeiro in June. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: Jair Bolsonaro waters down Brazil’s mask law as cases near 1.5 million

  • President approves legislation requiring face coverings in public but vetoes clauses mandating their use in churches, schools, shops and factories
  • Mask use is contentious and politicised in Brazil, with Bolsonaro himself only sometimes wearing one
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A supporter of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro takes part in a demonstration in Rio de Janeiro in June. Photo: AFP
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