Bolsonaro tells Supreme Court he was not irresponsible in prompting crowds in Brazil

In 15 pages, the government says it has undertaken 'several measures' to tackle Covid-19 and argues that any court order that overrides the decrees in force is "dispensable."

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Answering a request by Federal Supreme Court (STF) Justice Edson Fachin, the federal government justified the violations of restrictive measures committed by President Jair Bolsonaro during the pandemic.

The Justice had granted the government five days to respond to a lawsuit brought by the PSDB party to force Bolsonaro to comply with the recommendations on mask use and social distancing. The party claims that the president is acting 'in blatant misconduct' by disregarding guidelines from the federal public administration itself, such as the Ministry of Health and the Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA).

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