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'Unnecessary' Order for Brazil's Bolsonaro to Wear a Mask Dismissed


Bolsonaro has regularly broken the social distancing measures in place in the capital, giving handshakes and hugs at rallies, hosting barbecues, hitting the shooting range and going out for hot dogs, generally without a mask.

  • AFP brasilia
  • Last Updated: July 1, 2020, 8:40 AM IST

A judge in Brazil on Tuesday dismissed a court ruling requiring President Jair Bolsonaro to wear a face mask in public during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Judge Daniele Maranhao Costa said the order was unnecessary since face masks are already mandatory in the capital Brasilia.

The attorney general's office, which represents the government in ...


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