(Brasilia) Brazilian President Zaire Bolsonaro, who has not been vaccinated against COVID-19, promised on Thursday to attend the UN General Assembly in New York next week, but a vaccination certificate is mandatory.
“I will be at the UN General Assembly next week, I will make the opening speech,” the right-wing head of state said in a traditional speech on social networks on Tuesday.
Referring to the epidemic management in Brazil, AgriFood and Energy, President Bolsonaro said, “This is a quiet speech, very focused on topics that interest us.”
Zaire Bolsonaro’s involvement in the United Nations GA was questioned on Wednesday when New York authorities imposed the submission of a vaccine certificate to access the conference.
New York City Health Commissioner Dave Chokshi has highlighted that the General Assembly Amphitheater is a “convention center” subject to conditions similar to most indoor activity spaces. In New York.
A few hours later, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said he could not impose the limit on heads of state.
Brazil, with a population of 213 million, is the fourth largest country in the world in terms of vaccine dose (214 million), according to data from our global data. But Zaire Bolsonaro has so far refused to take any injection.
The Brazilian president said he would be vaccinated “on the last day, I guarantee”, adding that he had already repeated several times that he would be given the Kovid-19 vaccine as the “last Brazilian”.
The leader, who was infected with the coronavirus last year, hit back that he already had immunity. “My antibody level is at an all-time high,” he told Health Minister Marcelo Queiro, who recommended a vaccine for him.