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Luiz Henrique Mandetta

Brazilian orthopedist, politician

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Luiz Henrique Mandetta: Brazilian orthopedist, politician
Luiz Henrique Mandetta is a Brazilian pediatric orthopedist and politician, member of the Democrats (DEM). Mandetta was announced in 20 November 2018 as Minister of Health of president Jair Bolsonaro, replacing Gilberto Occhi. On 16 April 2020 he was fired by Bolsonaro after disagreements over social distancing policies during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Brazil President Bolsonaro fires Health Minister Mandetta

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro fired Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta on Thursday, Mandetta said on Twitter, after the two had clashed for weeks about how to respond to the coronavirus..
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro met with a potential replacement for Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta on Thursday, sources told Reuters, as Mandetta predicted he would be fired this week over..
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Brazil health minister does not accept the resignation of key lieutenant

Brazilian Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta said on Wednesday he did not accept the resignation of a key health official helping lead efforts to combat the spread of the new coronavirus outbreak.
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Brazil health secretary resigns in midst of coronavirus crisis

Brazil's Health Ministry said on Wednesday that health secretary Wanderson de Oliveira has resigned, as tensions between Minister Henrique Mandetta and President Jair Bolsonaro over the handling of the..
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Brazil health minister says Bolsonaro likely to fire him: sources

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Brazil turns to local industry to build ventilators as China supplies fail

Brazil's Health Minister Luis Henrique Mandetta said on Wednesday that the country's attempts to purchase medical supplies from China to fight the coronavirus epidemic were failing and the government..
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Brazil says China will help ensure medical supplies for coronavirus

Brazil's Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta said he spoke to China's ambassador to Brazil on Tuesday and the embassy will help ensure fulfillment of Chinese medical supplies to fight coronavirus.
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Brazil's health minister holds job in clash with Bolsonaro

Brazilian Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta said on Monday he will continue in his post after overcoming a disagreement with President Jair Bolsonaro over the need for social distancing to stop..
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Brazil's health minister to stay on the job: sources

Brazilian Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta will continue in his post, three government sources including a minister told Reuters on Monday following a cabinet meeting with President Jair..
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Brazil's health minister eclipses Bolsonaro approval in coronavirus crisis: poll

The popularity of Brazil Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta has soared to 76% over his handling of the coronavirus crisis, more than double the slipping approval rating of President Jair Bolsonaro,..
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Brazil health minister: Picture will become clearer next week

Coronavirus is spreading "en masse" systematically across most of Brazil's regions, Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta said on Thursday, adding that the national picture should become clearer next..
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Brazil health minister: More restrictive COVID-19 measures may be needed

Brazilian Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta said on Wednesday that more restrictive measures might be needed to lock down social interaction as the coronavirus epidemic advances.
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Brazil to declare emergency, quarantine people returning from coronavirus-hit Wuhan

Alarmed by the growing risks of a new coronavirus, Brazil has decided to repatriate Brazilians from Wuhan, China, and will declare a national health emergency, Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta..
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