Brazilian President Michel Temer is disappointed with the lack of seriousness shown by his government over the Ebola crisis in his country, according to an opinion poll published by a political newspaper.
The poll was conducted last week by the Estado de São Paulo newspaper.
“Brazil has become a country where there are many people who do not want to have to face the Ebola virus,” the president’s spokesman said in a statement, as reported by local media.
“This shows that Brazil is no longer a country of hope, but instead a country in crisis.
It is a country that is still waiting for the right moment to change.”
The poll found Temer’s approval rating was 39 per cent, with 49 per cent disapproving.
“We have been able to show that the political system in Brazil is not doing enough to protect its citizens,” the poll found.
“There are people who believe that the country’s leaders should be more serious and responsible.
I am not surprised, but disappointed.
The president has pledged to boost public spending to tackle the outbreak, which has killed more than 10,000 people and caused an estimated $3.6 billion in economic damage. “
I think Brazil has been through a difficult time, but I think the response has been good,” he said.
The president has pledged to boost public spending to tackle the outbreak, which has killed more than 10,000 people and caused an estimated $3.6 billion in economic damage.
The country’s top health official, Joao Doria, said on Thursday that the number of deaths was still growing and that the Ebola death toll had reached nearly 5,000.
“More than 2,000 are confirmed dead and the disease has been confirmed in more than 30,000 cases, according the World Health Organization,” he told reporters.
“If it were not for the efforts of the Brazilian government, the number could be even higher.”
Temer has called for the government to increase funding for hospitals and clinics, which would include an increase in public spending.
Brazil has not been able, however, to control the Ebola outbreak due to the countrys isolation from the rest of the world.
Brazil is the world’s second-largest economy, accounting for around 14 per cent of global GDP, and the largest in Latin America and the Caribbean.
In the last six months, more than 7,000 Brazilians have died from the disease, which is believed to be caused by a strain of the virus that has not yet been found in the US.
The Brazilian health ministry has warned that the outbreak could affect the health of all Brazilians.
“The Ebola outbreak in Brazil will be a challenge for the entire world and will not be contained until we have a better understanding of the molecular basis of the disease and the mechanisms of transmission,” the ministry said in an online statement.
“Our aim is to make Brazil the global leader in controlling this disease.”
The country is currently fighting an Ebola-related pandemic in neighbouring Guinea.
Temer said on Monday that he was “very proud” of the efforts to combat the virus.