british prime minister, Boris Johnson, agreed with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who recommended a vaccine against COVID-19 developed by British drugmaker AstraZeneca.To which the President of Brazil replied He has not yet been vaccinated.
The two leaders met in New York City on the occasion of the United Nations General Assembly meeting to be held on Tuesday.
“I’ve already taken it twice”Johnson confirmed regarding the AstraZeneca dose, a comment to which Bolsonaro responded with the following: “I haven’t done that yet”, As reported in the Brazilian newspaper ‘Newspaper’.
The fact that he has not yet received a dose against COVID-19 leaves the Brazilian president an exception among world leaders and has even caused controversy in New York, where city authorities are demanding a vaccination certificate for access to enclosed spaces such as restaurants, cinemas or theatres.
for this reason, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has called on Bolsonaro not to go to the city if he is not vaccinated, collects the Brazilian news portal St. 1.
“With the protocols that we have put in place, we need to send a message to all world leaders, especially Bolsonaro, that if they intend to come here, they must be vaccinated.”, has confirmed de Blasio.
For the mayor, it is essential to convey the message of health security to the residents, as well as to ensure that those attending the UN Assembly do not become infected. “Everyone should be safe and together, and that means everyone should be vaccinated,” he said.
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Beyond the controversial statements of the Brazilian president, Johnson and Bolsonaro held a meeting in which the South American president demanded flexibility for his citizens’ access to the United Kingdom.
In recent days, Johnson’s government has issued a series of measures making international tourists’ access to the islands more flexible, however Brazil is not included in this list of countries.
Thus, regardless of whether a certificate of vaccination is presented, it is essential that those entering the UK from Brazil remain in quarantine upon arrival.
According to Brazilian government sources he had access to ‘Newspaper’And Johnson suggested a possible review of this situation from the beginning of October. For its part, the Brazilian delegation noted that this relaxation of measures would facilitate the participation of the Brazilian authorities in the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP26), to be held in Glasgow in November. .
On the agenda of the Brazilian delegation during its stay in New York, a presidential meeting with the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, and a meeting with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, is scheduled.
However, although the Brazilian Foreign Minister, Carlos Franca, will meet with the US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, it is not planned to extend this meeting to the leaders of the two countries.
(With information from Europa Press)