According to the government’s daily bulletin, the 1,154 deaths incorporated into the statistics caused the sum of deaths since the start of the pandemic to reach 95,819.
Experts considered it probable that this Friday it could reach 100,000 deaths in the main regional trading partner of Argentina.
Likewise, in the last 24 hours, 51,603 new infected persons were added to the official report, bringing the number of patients since the start of the pandemic to 2,801,921.
The three southern states of the country, Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul, have experienced a sustained growth in deaths from Covid-19 since the end of June and totaled 5,462 to date.
Those three states that border Misiones and Corrientes are in the middle of an upward curve and several cities are eliminating the flexibilities that they had adopted since May.
The coronavirus devastates in São Paulo: the vaccine, the hope
The state of San Pablo, the most populous in the country with 46 million inhabitants, is the main focus with an accumulated of 23,702 deaths and 575,589 cases.
The São Paulo governor, Joao Doria, confirmed that of the two vaccines developed in Brazil in case of success they can be applied in the population from February.
San Pablo has the Butatan Institute, a state entity, which is the largest Latin American vaccine factory.
Meanwhile, the Secretary General of the Presidency, Jorge Oliveira, he became the eighth minister in the president’s cabinet Jair Bolsonaro in contracting Covid-19.
Bolsonaro refuses to help health workers amid pandemic
On the other hand, the president vetoed the project to deliver 50,000 reais (about $ 900) to health workers who were disabled due to the coronavirus, while receiving protection from the head of the Chamber of Deputies to avoid numerous requests for impeachment.
Bolsonaro argued that the legislation, already approved by Congress, is “contrary to the public interest” and “unconstitutional”.
The veto will have to be analyzed again by the Legislature to be formally approved.
“Despite the merit of the proposal and the good intention of the legislator in proposing the payment of compensation, the proposal contains legal obstacles”, alleged, according to the document published by the Presidency.
“The imposition of isolation of employees for seven days in the framework of the emergency period by Covid-19 generates legal uncertainty and technical imprecision“he remarked.
The political judgment cools
Previously, the president of the Chamber of Deputies, Rodrigo Maia, announced that he will not give a green light to any of the 48 requests for impeachment against the president, considering that there is no crime of responsibility committed in relation to his management of the coronavirus.
The declaration was interpreted as a lifeline for Bolsonaro, who since June managed to stop the country’s institutional crisis by making agreements with sectors of Congress to prevent a removal process for his management of the pandemic, strongly questioned by much of the political arc, of the society and numerous nations.
“I do not see in these impeachment requests any crime committed by the president,” Maia told the Roda Viva program, from the São Paulo public channel TV Cultura.
“We are in a moment of pandemic and it is not time to decide an impeachment without motivation for that, that is why I do not decide”added Maia, who nonetheless questioned Bolsonaro for having “minimized” the tragedy of the pandemic.