Brazilian president fired his health minister

Brazilian president fired his health minister

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro fired his health minister after they clashed over how to fight the coronavirus outbreak, Reuters reported.

Bolsonaro also called for states to end stay-at-home orders and said those measures were hurting the economy, according to the news wire.

The leader previously played down the threat of the pandemic, describing the virus as “a little flu,” and criticized state governors for imposing restrictions that were supported by the outgoing health minister as well as other experts, Reuters said.

Brazil has more than 30,600 reported cases and at least 1,947 people have succumbed to the disease.