Federal Judge Renato Borelli ruled Monday, saying Bolsonaro must wear a mask when circling publicly in Brasilia. The judge’s order states that he could not do so potentially a fine of about $ 386 per day.
The decision applies to all government employees in the federal district, in which the capital of Brasilia is located.
For comment on Tuesday, Bolsonar’s office referred CNN to the attorney general, who responded that his office was “studying all appropriate measures to lift the ban.”
But Bolsonaro has since appeared in public at several events without wearing a mask, including at gatherings with supporters.
So far, Brazilian health authorities have confirmed more than 1.1 million cases and more than 51,000 deaths, and the crisis shows no signs of dying.
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