Bolsonaro also vetoed the use of chinstraps in prisons

Bolsonaro also vetoed the use of chinstraps in prisons

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Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, vetoed the use of chinstrap in prisons, something determined in a law passed by Congress to contain the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, in Brazil.

The Official Journal of the Union published this Monday the veto on the mandatory use of chinstraps within the prison system where there are more than 700 thousand people housed, part of them in conditions of overcrowding and poor hygiene.

Near 4,900 inmates have already contracted SARS-CoV-2 and more than 60 died, according to official information. Bolsonaro also annulled an article of the law that required wearing a mask inside institutions for the detention of minors who committed crimes.

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It also vetoed the point that forced businesses and companies to operate with a maximum number of people since they put up posters indicating the maximum number of people admitted inside.

In justifying the vetoes, the president alleged that there are already labor standards that touch on these issues and, on the other hand, these are issues that are the responsibility of state governments.

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Last week Bolsonaro had determined 17 vetoes to the law approved in early June by Parliament.

That first list had included the revocation of the mandatory use of masks in religious temples, among other topics.

The 2 vetoes of this Monday plus the previous 17, come into force immediately with the force of law, before being forwarded to Parliament, which may accept or reject them.



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