Brazilian governors are going to launch a national pact with joint restrictive measures to try to contain the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
The pact indicates the governors’ disagreement with President Jair Bolsonaro, who has rejected a national lockdown – something that was requested by municipal health secretaries last week.
Also last week, the Governors’ Forum released a letter criticizing the Federal Government’s actions in tackling the pandemic and the “misinformation and conflict promotion strategy” practiced by the president.
On Monday 8, the governors will meet with the Minister of Health Eduardo Pazuello and with Oswaldo Cruz Foundation‘s representatives to discuss strategies to fight the virus and how to accelerate vaccination in the country, which until now has vaccinated only 3, 88% of the population.
Piauí‘s governor, Wellington Dias, who is at the head of the Governor’s Forum, told GloboNews that governments need to unite in a collective strategy to reduce the transmission of the coronavirus. “There is no point in my state doing it and another state not doing it”, he said.