Brazilian President Bolsonaro rides jet ski amid coronavirus chaos in the country, netizens lash out

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: May 11, 2020, 09.36 AM(IST)

Brazilian President Bolsonaro rides jet ski amid coronavirus chaos in the country, netizens lash out Photograph:( Twitter )

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Bolsonaro had initially planned a barbecue with 30 guests but due to criticism, he had to cancel the plan and instead rode a jet ski.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro continues to enjoy his lavish lifestyle while ignoring the deteriorating coronavirus situation in the country. 

Recently, the president was spotted riding jet ski while Brazil has more than 156,061 cases of novel coronavirus and over 10,000 casualties making it the worst-hit country in South America. 

Bolsonaro had initially planned a barbecue with 30 guests but due to criticism, he had to cancel the plan and instead rode a jet ski. 

This move was heavily criticised on Twitter. Netizens lashed out on the Brazilian president for downplaying the coronavirus chaos.

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Despite Bolsonaro's criticism of lockdowns, governors and mayors of 27 states in the country have tightened the measures to contain the rapid spread of the virus. 

Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro have been the hardest-hit in Brazil and have extended their measures until May 31. 

On April 28, Bolsonaro had infamously responded to a reporter who asked him regarding 5,000 deaths due to virus in the country, he said:  "So what? What do you want me to do?"

Cases of infections of the deadly coronavirus surpassed 4 million worldwide on Monday as COVID-19 spreads across Europe, North America and South Asia.

COVID-19 has now infected 4,101,482 people worldwide and 282,700 people have been killed due to this pandemic. Around 1,408,771 people of that tally have recovered.

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