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Bolsonaro ally says quarantine is “fiction”

. Apr 13, 2020
During an online debate held by news website UOL, Congressman Osmar Terra referred to quarantine measures deployed against Covid-19 as "fiction." Congressman Osmar Terra. Photo: Fernanda Frazão/Shutterstock

During an online debate held by news website UOL, Congressman Osmar Terra referred to quarantine measures deployed against Covid-19 as “fiction,” adding that isolation was only for “the middle class with food in the fridge and money in the bank.”

Mr. Terra previously had a place in Jair Bolsonaro’s cabinet, serving as Citizenship Minister until last month. As a trained doctor, there are suggestions Mr. Terra could be made the next Health Minister once the president sacks Luiz Henrique Mandetta, with whom he has been warring for weeks.

 
Euan Marshall

Originally from Scotland, Euan Marshall is a journalist who ditched his kilt and bagpipes for a caipirinha and a football in 2011, when he traded Glasgow for São Paulo. Specializing in Brazilian soccer, politics and the connection between the two, he authored a comprehensive history of Brazilian soccer entitled “A to Zico: An Alphabet of Brazilian Football.”

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