Currently, Brazil is second only to the US in the number of cases and deaths due to Covid-19. This situation undermined popular support for President Bolsonaro.
Yesterday (June 19), Brazil surpassed 1 million cases of Covid-19 and had about 50,000 deaths. Yesterday was also the day Brazil recorded a record high number of cases (54,771), a sign that the disease is far from over. Many experts believe that the actual scale of the disease far exceeds official statistics due to the low rate of testing.
Only behind the United States in both cases and deaths, the Covid-19 epidemic in Brazil continues to spread uncontrollably across the country and undermine popular support for leftist President Jair Bolsonaro and cause concern Concerned about economic collapse after years of weak growth.
President Bolsonaro, is widely criticized for handling the epidemic crisis. The country still has no health minister after two ministers resigned since April due to disagreements with the president.
President Bolsonaro has not taken seriously measures of social distance in the epidemic, calling it a method of killing jobs and more dangerous than a virus. GDP of the South American national economy is expected to decline by 4.7% this year.
The whole Latin America region has had 90,439 deaths and nearly 2 million cases.