Brazil’s Bolsonaro is being questioned in connection with a phoney vaccination card inquiry


Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is facing questioning by federal prosecutors in connection with an investigation into the alleged distribution of fake COVID-19 vaccine cards.

The investigation was opened after a television news report in April alleged that Bolsonaro had given out fake vaccine cards to members of his inner circle.

Bolsonaro has denied any wrongdoing and his aides have said the cards were just part of a joke.

The investigation is looking into whether Bolsonaro used public funds to buy the fake vaccine cards and distribute them. Prosecutors are also looking into whether anyone at the presidential palace was involved in the alleged scheme.

The investigation is part of a wider probe into possible misuse of funds to fight the pandemic.

Bolsonaro has been criticized for his handling of the pandemic, which has seen the country suffer one of the world’s highest death tolls from the virus.