Brazilian judge orders president to wear mask

Brazilian judge orders president to wear mask
Fecha de publicación: 
24 June 2020
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A Brazilian federal judge has ordered President Jair Bolsonaro to comply with local rules to wear a face mask whenever he is outdoors in the capital, Brasilia.

Bolsonaro "has exposed other people to the contagion of a disease that has caused national commotion," said Judge Renato Coelho Borelli.

The ruling came after Bolsonaro was seen unmasked at various public gatherings in recent days, from joining people protesting against the country's Congress and Supreme Court to drawing crowds as he visited outdoor food stalls.

Brazil’s federal district requires people to wear face masks in public to help control the spread of the virus.  Failure to comply carries a possible daily fine of $390.



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