The Brazilian government does not appear on the official agenda of the World Summit on the Coronavirus, which takes place on Wednesday and is promoted by President Joe Biden. The column revealed last week that the Brazilian administration was contacted to participate in the event, and in recent days, Itamaraty and the Ministry of Health came to study the announcement of vaccine donations from Brazil to Latin American countries.
But on the official agenda released by the White House, there is no country representative. The Minister of Health, Marcelo Quiroga, is in New York. But after he contracted the Covid-19 virus, he was isolated in a luxury hotel.
According to Itamaraty, all meetings scheduled for Foreign Minister Carlos Franca on Wednesday have been suspended. According to the government, he underwent a PCR test and the result received this morning was negative.
However, the summit was attended by leaders such as UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus. European Commission President Ursula van der Leyen, the presidents of South Africa, Indonesia and South Korea, and among the prime ministers from Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada, India, Japan, Norway and Australia will also speak.
During the event, Biden announced another 500 million doses that will be shipped to the world’s poorest countries in 2022.
The event comes a day after Bolsonaro used the United Nations platform to advocate the use of treatments without scientific evidence and to challenge countries and other entities not to authorize such uses.
Among foreign delegations, the Brazilian president was mocked, while newspapers around the world turned his participation into mockery.
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