Bolsonaro denies health minister and says Brazil will not buy vaccine from China
President Jair Bolsonaro disavowed Minister Eduardo Pazuello and stated that the federal government will not buy vaccine from China. On Tuesday (20), the Ministry of Health had announced the purchase of 46 million doses of CoronaVac, the vaccine against Covid-19 of the Butantan Institute produced in partnership with the Chinese Sinovac
The information was provided by columnist Lauro Jardim, from the O Globo newspaper. “I warn you that we will not buy vaccine from China. As well as my government does not have a dialogue with João Doria about covid-19 ”, wrote the president in a message sent to the ministers.
Also according to the newspaper O Globo, the veto against the Chinese vaccine generated perplexity among the ministers. On Monday (19), Bolsonaro again stated that the government will not force the population to get a vaccine against the disease. Earlier, on the same day, the governor of São Paulo, João Doria (PSDB), stated that the vaccine against covid-19 should be applied to all Brazilians.
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