Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who is not vaccinated against Covid-19, assured this Thursday that he would go to the UN General Assembly next week in New York, where a vaccination certificate will however be obligatory.

"I will be at the UN General Assembly next week, I will give the opening speech" Tuesday, said the far-right head of state in his traditional speech on social networks.

It will be "a quiet speech, fairly objective, focused on the points that interest us," added President Bolsonaro, who mentioned the management of the epidemic in Brazil, agribusiness and energy.

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- Jair M. Bolsonaro (@jairbolsonaro) September 16, 2021

His participation in doubt

Jair Bolsonaro's participation in the United Nations GA was questioned on Wednesday when the New York authorities imposed the presentation of a vaccination certificate to access the meeting.

New York City Health Commissioner Dave Chokshi highlighted that the General Assembly Amphitheater was "a convention center" subject to the same rules as most indoor activity spaces. At New York.

A few hours later, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said he could not impose this constraint on heads of state.

"My antibody level is at the top"

Brazil, which has 213 million inhabitants, is the fourth country in the world in number of doses of vaccines administered (214 million), according to data from Our World in Data.

But Jair Bolsonaro has so far refused to receive any injection.

The Brazilian president said he would get vaccinated "on the last day, I guarantee it", he who has already repeated several times that he would be "the last Brazilian" to be administered an anti-Covid vaccine.

The leader, infected with the coronavirus last year, again hammered that he was already immune.

"My antibody level is at the top," he told Minister of Health Marcelo Queiroga, who recommended the vaccine to him.


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