Maranhao health officials have “fined the president of the Republic for provoking rallies without the slightest health care,” left-wing Governor Flavio Dino said on Twitter on Friday evening.
“The law is the same for everyone,” he said, adding that decrees in force in Maranhao “banned more than 100 meetings and imposed the wearing of masks.”
Within 15 days, the amount of the fine will be determined only after the presidency submits its defense.
The law in force carries a fine of 2,000 to 1.5 million riyals (290,000 to 441,000 CAN).
The presidency questioned by the AFP did not comment on the matter.
Zaire Bolsonaro on Friday took part in an official ceremony to award rural property titles in Australia, about 500 kilometers from the Maranhao capital, Sవోo Louis.
In this poor condition, the first cases of the Indian variant in Brazil were confirmed on Thursday against six crew members who arrived in a cargo ship flying the Hong Kong flag.
Videos posted on President Bolsonaro’s official Twitter account show him as a complete group, without mask, greeted by several hundred people.
In a speech made during the ceremony, the right-wing leader called Flavio Dino a “small fat dictator”. He compared him to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, but misrepresented Korea, citing the South.
In South Korea, isn’t the dictator a little fat? And in Venezuela, isn’t the dictator a little fat? Who is the little fat dictator here in Marinhao?
Zaire Bolsonaro, President of Brazil
Strongly opposed to any idea of control, President Bolsonaro has already repeatedly described them as “dictators”, governors who have taken limited measures to prevent the spread of the virus, which has killed more than 440,000 people in Brazil.
The Senate Commission of Inquiry is currently examining how the government handled the health crisis, with a series of testimonies during the first three weeks of the trial.