The President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, questioned this Sunday the demand for a “vaccination passport” against covid-19 in stadiums, after not being able to watch a football game, because he was not vaccinated.
In a statement to journalists, the Brazilian head of state said that he had wanted to go watch a Brazilian championship game in the city of Santos, but he did not do so because he is not vaccinated.
Why a vaccine passport? I wanted to see Santos’ game. Now they told me that you have to be vaccinated. Why?”, he asked.
The President also said that he had not asked to go see the game.
Bolsonaro is currently being investigated by the Brazilian Senate for his management during the covid-19 pandemic in Brazil, one of the countries most affected by the disease in the world, with more than 600,000 confirmed deaths, according to official data from the Brazilian Ministry of Health.
The Brazilian head of state, who has already been infected by the new coronavirus, has repeated that he wants to be the last Brazilian to be vaccinated.
This week, authorities allowed clubs to fill 30% of the seats available in Brazilian league matches.
The protocol agreed upon by the Brazilian soccer confederation says that all people inside the stadiums must be vaccinated and have been recently tested for covid-19.
According to official data, 46.3% of the 213 million Brazilians are already fully vaccinated, while 70% received the first dose.
Thanks to vaccines, according to the Ministry of Health, the health situation has improved across the country and there are already cases, such as the central state of Goiás, which has not registered a single death in the last 48 hours.
Covid-19 has caused at least 4,843,739 deaths worldwide, among more than 237.46 million infections by the new coronavirus recorded since the start of the pandemic, according to the latest report by the Agence France-Presse.
The disease is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, detected in late 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China, and currently with variants identified in several countries.