Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro speaks during a ceremony at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia on January 12. Photo: Reuters Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro speaks during a ceremony at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia on January 12. Photo: Reuters
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro speaks during a ceremony at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia on January 12. Photo: Reuters

Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro speeds up coronavirus vaccine plan as his popularity takes a hit

  • The government distributed 6 million doses of shots from China’s Sinovac and gave the green light for immunisations to begin two days earlier than expected
  • Bolsonaro’s popularity dropped 6 percentage points to 32 per cent in January, one month after his programme of cash handouts to informal workers expired

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro speaks during a ceremony at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia on January 12. Photo: Reuters Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro speaks during a ceremony at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia on January 12. Photo: Reuters
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro speaks during a ceremony at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia on January 12. Photo: Reuters
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