By Sarah Keane • 27 November 2020 • 12:44
BRAZIL’S president will refuse Covid vaccine, claiming it is his right
President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro took to social media on Thursday, November 26 to make his feelings about the Covid vaccine perfectly clear. The leader, who was diagnosed with coronavirus in July, has faced much criticism in recent months for down-playing the seriousness of the pandemic and openly opposing lockdown measures.
In a video, Bolsonaro explained that the Brazilian government would ‘immediately organise’ vaccines to be available to those who want it as soon as a jab is approved by Brazil’s health regulatory authority. However, voicing his own opinion on getting the vaccine, he said: ‘I’m telling you, I won’t take it. It is my right.’
Brazil’s health ministry has already agreed to buy 100 million doses of the vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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