The Health Minister of Brazil, Marcelo Queiroga, tested positive for covid-19 on Tuesday night (21), thus becoming the second case of contamination by the disease in the delegation of President Jair Bolsonaro (no party) in Nova York.
Since arriving in the United States, last Sunday (19), the agent and his companions have been the target of frequent protests, largely due to Bolsonaro’s insistence on not being vaccinated against the new coronavirus and indicating treatments already proven to be ineffective for the illness.
Last Monday, Queiroga lost patience when the vehicle he was occupying faced a protest against the Brazilian entourage in New York. He got up from his stool, leaning his face close to the person sitting next to him to make obscene gestures through the window against the protesters. See below.
Marcelo Queiroga makes obscene gestures to protesters in New York.
Inside a van, the health minister reacted to a protest against President Jair Bolsonaro. pic.twitter.com/IJxz9UoMkp
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This Tuesday, Jair Bolsonaro spoke at the opening of the UN General Assembly, where he again defended ineffective treatments against covid. In a meeting with the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, the Brazilian repeated that he had not yet been vaccinated. For not having the immunization, the president was banned from entering restaurants in New York, and had pizza dinner in the hunt last Sunday.
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