Brazil – Brazilian President Jair Bolsorano has been ordered to behave and wear a mask, by a federal judge of the country on Monday.
The ruling was followed by the President violating measures put in place to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the country, which has already claimed about 50,000 Brazilian lives.
However, the President had been sighted in multiple protests, shops and even at a floating barbecue where he either wore the mask inappropriately, or not at all, a rule which has been set out in the country since April of this year.
On Monday, federal Judge Renato Coelho Borelli ruled Bolsonaro was not above the laws of the federal district, which contains Brazil’s capital, and would face a daily fine of 2,000 reais (£310) if he continued to break the rules.
“The president of the republic must take all necessary measures to avoid the transmission of Covid-19 – be that in order to protect his own health or that of those around him,” a transcript published by the Estado de São Paulo newspaper read.
The judge described Bolorano’s acts “disrespectful at best”.