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December 20, 20 - 10:21 am - LABS

Brazil’s President Bolsonaro says rush for coronavirus vaccine not justified

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has refused to take any coronavirus vaccine, said on Saturday that he did not think the world’s rush for a vaccine was justified because the pandemic is in his view coming to an end, reported Reuters.

“The pandemic is really reaching its end, the numbers have showed this, we are dealing with small rises now,” said Bolsonaro. “But the rush for the vaccine is not justified because you are playing with people’s lives.”

On Saturday, Brazil registered 50,177 new cases, bringing the total to 7,213,155. Deaths rose by 706 to 186,356.