The mayor of a municipality in northeast Brazil that has 100% capacity of hospitals for patient care with the COVID-19 announced that on July 9 he will open the “whoever dies” store.
The president’s statement appears in a video released this Thursday by social networks by inhabitants of Itabuna, a municipality in the state of Bahía that became a trend on Twitter on behalf of his burgomaster.
“Then, with doubt and with our own dying for a bed in Itabuna, I will transfer that opening (of commerce). I ordered the decree to be published on the 8th, so that on the 9th it will open, whoever dies,” said Mayor Fernando Gomes during an interview on Wednesday.
The city has remained in social confinement since March and had planned to start the reopening of commercial activities this Thursday, July 2, but decided to postpone the date due to the lack of Intensive Care Units (ICU) for patients with COVID-19.
Itabuna, a municipality of 200,000 inhabitants and which only has 30 beds for the care of patients with the COVID-19, already has 2,637 confirmed cases and 58 deaths from the disease.
After the controversy and criticism caused by the statements of Mayor Gomes, the municipality released a statement noting that his words had been “misinterpreted”.
The Northeast is one of the most impoverished regions in Brazil, as well as one of the most affected by the coronavirus pandemic, with nearly 20,000 deaths and 500,000 infected, practically a third of the country’s total.
The mayor of Itabuna, Fernando Gomes, announces the reopening of commerce in the city “die whoever dies!” A disciple of Bolsonaro’s death policy! pic.twitter.com/1MAIZhMQoi
— Alice Portugal (@Alice_Portugal) July 2, 2020
How about this? A mayor of Brazil announces the opening of the trade “whoever dies”.
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