This Tuesday (22), the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly began, whose theme this year is “The future we want, the United Nations we need: reaffirming our collective commitment to multilateralism”. About 125 heads of state and 57 heads of government will participate in the discussions. Due to the pandemic, a series of virtual events will take place in the coming weeks – and Jair Bolsonaro, president of Brazil, opened the meeting by playing a recorded video.
Representing the first member state to speak, Bolsonaro lamented the deaths resulting from the covid-19 and pointed out the existence of two problems to be solved simultaneously in the scenario, the virus and unemployment, claiming that judicial decisions restricted his responsibilities only to the sending of funds. to the federal units, which, according to him, were in charge of the restrictive measures.
Also according to the retired captain, media outlets spread the “panic” among the population and politicized the disease, almost bringing “chaos”. Even so, its economic measures would have avoided the “greatest evil” – citing values related to financial aid and the destination of products and inputs to different audiences.
The IBGE informs that, in August, the national unemployment rate reached 14.3%, totaling 13.7 million unemployed. Yesterday (21), 137,350 deaths were confirmed since the beginning of the pandemic, as well as the infection of 4,560,083 Brazilians by the new coronavirus.