Bolsonaru at the UN to oppose quarantine as a measure against the pandemic

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The speech of the Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaru at the opening of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly will be devoted to criticizing the quarantine regime as a fight against the proliferation of coronavirus. This was reported on Wednesday, September 16 by the newspaper Folha de S.Paulo with reference to sources in the presidential administration.

The newspaper’s interlocutors said that Bolsonaru will insist in his speech on the so-called vertical isolation – quarantine for people at risk. According to the head of Brazil, this will help to save the economies of the countries.

In addition, he plans to tell in detail about the economic support that Brazil has provided to its population.

Besides, Bolsonaru will touch upon the problem of tropical rain forests of Amazonia, the newspaper writes. He intends to point out the biased coverage of forest fires in the region, as well as to call for respect for the sovereignty of the countries where this ecosystem is located.

The high-level week of the 75th Anniversary UN General Assembly will be held in New York from 22 to 29 September in the format of recorded video performances due to the situation with COVID-19.

On September 11, Bolsonaro announced that Brazil had defeated the Coronavirus pandemic.

However, the country is now ranked third after the United States and India in the list of countries with the highest number of detected cases (4,421,686). By the number of deaths (134 174) Brazil is inferior to America.