Covid19 severity is exaggerated, stop being ‘sissies’ about it: Brazilian President

News Desk

The President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro has said the severity of the Covid19 pandemic is exaggerated. He urged his compatriots to stop being “sissies” in the face of Coronavirus. He pointed out that “all of us are going to die one day.”

According to media reports, the Brazilian President has made these remarks while speaking at a ceremony to mark the resumption of tourism.

Jair Bolsonaro has described the pandemic as having been blown out of proportion. He said that everything is now a pandemic and Brazil was part of a worldwide wave of closing things down. He added, “Everyone is going to die. There is no point in escaping from that, in escaping from reality. We have to stop being a country of sissies.”

The President has tempered his remarks by saying he felt for those who had died, before claiming that he did not know why he was in charge because he hadn’t been allowed to make any decisions regarding the handling of the pandemic.

“What we lacked was not a leader, it was letting the leader work. My life in Brazil is s**t. Whoever thinks holding this office is a turn-on, is completely wrong,” he added.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Brazilian President himself contracted Covid-19 in July and said in early August that he had made a full recovery.

Brazil’s death toll from the virus has hit 162,000.