26 March 2020 – President Bolsonaro declares Brazilians have natural immunity to COVID-19

Type of Intervention: Statement
Sectors Involved: Executive Office
Intervention Categories: Education and awareness
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: President

Overview: Bolsonaro declares Brazilians have natural immunity to COVID-19, saying strong measures to contain it are unnecessary, and potentially criminal. Bolsanaro has stated that the COVID-19 crisis is a media trick, and that Brazilians not need worry about contracting the virus. He has also suggested that Brazilians may have already been exposed to COVID-19 and developed immunity. His comments have been widely condemned in Brazil.
Full details here: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/mar/27/jair-bolsonaro-claims-brazilians-never-catch-anything-as-covid-19-cases-rise

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Type of Justification: No justification given
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – other