Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro pictured on July 30. Photo: Alan Santos/Palacio Planalto/DPABrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro pictured on July 30. Photo: Alan Santos/Palacio Planalto/DPA
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro pictured on July 30. Photo: Alan Santos/Palacio Planalto/DPA

‘People die every day, that’s life’: Bolsonaro still shrugs off pandemic even as Brazil nears 100,000 dead

  • Jair Bolsonaro has long tried to play down the coronavirus, even as infections surged past 2.6 million and he himself fell ill with a bout of Covid-19
  • Now the far-right leader is urging Brazilians to ‘face up to’ the virus, predicting that ‘nearly everyone’ in the country of 210 million will catch it
Topic |   Brazil
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro pictured on July 30. Photo: Alan Santos/Palacio Planalto/DPABrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro pictured on July 30. Photo: Alan Santos/Palacio Planalto/DPA
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro pictured on July 30. Photo: Alan Santos/Palacio Planalto/DPA
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