Party MP Socialist and Freedom (PSOL) Marcelo Freixo announced Tuesday that a lawsuit against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro for a public health crime is being prepared in front of the prosecutor after being masked before the media, once it was released that they tested positive for COVID-19.
“The president already knew he was infected when he took off his mask during the interview and deliberately endangered the lives of others,” Freixo wrote on his personal Twitter account.
This “blatant crime,” as Freixo described it, occurred on Tuesday when Bolsonaro appeared in front of a small number of pre-selected journalists to reassure them that he was “fine” after being tested positive for COVID-19 .
“Just so you can see my face, okay?” Said the Brazilian president, taking off his mask. “I’m fine, calm, thank God. All in peace, thanks to everyone who prayed for me and supported me.”