Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has examined constructive for COVID-19, mentioned on Fb Thursday that he was “very nicely” and once more advocated using the controversial drug hydroxychloroquine.
Bolsonaro, 65, appeared in his weekly Fb Stay put up at his official residence. He seemed to be in good condition and was not accompanied, as is commonly the case, by ministers or senior officers, and the standard signal language interpreter was not current.
Because the starting of the disaster, the far-right president has dismissed the seriousness of the epidemic and criticized containment measures ordered by governors in Brazilian states.
Bolsonaro mentioned that after feeling unwell on the finish of final week, he had began taking one hydroxychloroquine pill on daily basis.
The drug, initially examined to struggle malaria, has been pushed as a therapy for COVID-19 in lots of international locations — however its effectiveness has not been formally confirmed and the problem is deeply dividing the worldwide scientific group.
“I am saying this very clearly,” Bolsonaro mentioned in his video.
“I took (hydroxychloroquine) and it labored, and I am effective, thank God. And let those that criticize it at the least provide another.”
He did, nonetheless, deny making “propaganda for hydroxychloroquine”.
Brazil is at present the second nation hardest-hit nation on the planet by the pandemic, behind the US.
The nation reported 69,184 COVID-19-related deaths on Thursday, with a rise of 1,224 within the earlier 24 hours.