Some people will die, that's life Bolsonaro questions Covid-19 crisis says deaths in Brazil exaggerated for political purposes
28 Mar, 2020 07:02 / Updated 20 minutes ago
"Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has waved off the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, insisting that life goes on. He suggested the death toll in his own country has been overstated for political purposes.
The Brazilian leader has been locking horns with many of the country's governors, who have imposed bans on non-essential commerce and continue to accuse Bolsonaro of prioritizing the economy over the lives of his citizens.
"I'm sorry, some people will die, they will die, that's life," Bolsonaro said in an televised interview on Friday. "You can't stop a car factory because of traffic deaths."
He remarked that in the state of Sao Paulo the reported fallout from Covid-19 – 1,223 cases and 68 deaths – seemed "too large."
"We need to look at what is happening there, this cannot be a numbers game to favor political interests," Bolsonaro said"
he woke AF