Covid news live: Bolsonaro criticises plans to vaccinate young children as Brazil cases soar

Posted by on January 6, 2022 7:30 pm
Categories: Global Stories

President says he will not vaccinate his 11-year-old daughter as country records highest daily number of infections since September

Hello and welcome to the Guardian’s rolling coverage of the Covid pandemic with me, Helen Livingstone.

Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro has criticised the country’s health regulator Anvisa for authorising the vaccination of children aged five to 11 years against Covid. His comments came as the country reported reported 35,826 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the highest daily number of infections since September.

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