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The Brazilian health minister leaves office without having completed a month

May 15, 2020

Brazilian Health Minister Nelson Teich announced his resignation on Friday without being in office for even a month after chained several disagreements with President Jair Bolsonaro over the response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Teich took office on April 17 to replace Luiz Henrique Mandetta, who had already resigned because of his disagreement with Bolsonaro and criticized measures such as the restriction imposed in various countries in the country. In a statement, the ministry confirmed its departure on Friday, according to G1.

Like Mandetta, Teich also disagrees with the president about social isolation measures. In addition, outgoing Minister Bolsonaros did not share the thesis that chloroquine was used to treat patients with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, or the expansion of essential activities.

The Brazilian health minister leaves office without having completed a monthThe Brazilian health minister leaves office without having completed a month

Brazil is already the sixth largest affected country worldwide with more than 200,000 confirmed infections and almost 14,000 deaths.

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