Fact-checked by: Aos Fatos

2020/03/31 | Brazil

False: The WHO’s general director stepped back and said that social isolation should not be a measure in the fight against coronavirus.

Explanation: In the speech highlighted by the posts, the executive warns, in fact, that governments should consider the social and economic impacts of confinement on the poorest population, but does not advocate the end or relaxation of these measures. The statement was made by Ghebreyesus in a press conference on March 30 and, since then, it has been used by profiles aligned to "bolsonarism" as evidence of a supposed retreat from WHO towards a position close to Jair Bolsonaro opinion against social isolation.

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