Brazil's President appoints yet another Health Minister amid pandemic

Brazil's President appoints yet another Health Minister amid pandemic
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  • calendar-gray 16 March 2021

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is replacing Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello in what becomes the fourth change in the post since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, APA reports quoting Sputnik.

"The appointment of Dr. Marcelo Queiroga to the Ministry of Health was decided this afternoon, he is president of the Brazilian Society of Cardiology", Bolsonaro informed a group of supporters on Monday, as quoted by the G1 news portal.

The new appointment follows a spike in coronavirus fatalities in Brazil, which has surpassed India to become the second-worst nation hit by COVID-19 (after the US).

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