Bolsonaro tweeted Monday that he was shifting three other Cabinet ministers to new posts chief of staff, defense minister and attorney general.
Marcelo Queiroga will replace Eduardo Pazuello, an active-duty army general with expertise in logistics who landed the position last May despite having no prior health experience
President Jair Bolsonaro, who has long downplayed the risks of the virus, wore a mask in an event at the presidential palace in capital Brasilia for the first time in months.
'Honoured to have great partner': Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro thanks PM Modi for Covid vaccine
Bolsanaro took to Twitter to share his gratitude. He said that his country felt honoured to have a great partner to join efforts with in fighting a global obstacle.
Bolsonaro is losing his main international ally with the exit of US President Donald Trump, whose off-the-cuff rhetoric and tendency to test democratic norms had emboldened the Brazilian leader.
The president added citing the economy ministry that there are enough resources for everyone to get vaccinated.
The president's worst rebuff came in his hometown of Rio de Janeiro, where Mayor Marcelo Crivella was battered in a runoff election Sunday, losing to his center-right predecessor, Eduardo Paes.
Speaking to reporters while casting a ballot in municipal races, he also echoed President Donald Trump's allegations of irregularities in the US vote.
Bolsonaro faces criticism for his handling of the pandemic, which has included playing down the virus, opposing lockdown measures and relentlessly promoting HCQ.
The summit, hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin, was attended by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Chinese President XI Jinping.
Postponed six weeks because of the pandemic, the vote already bears the imprint of Covid-19, which has killed more than 165,000 people in Brazil
As congratulations from world leaders for Biden poured in Saturday, Bolsonaro's silence spoke volumes.
The charges were leveled against Sen. Flávio Bolsonaro and 16 others on Oct.19, according to a statement the public prosecutors' office posted to its website on Wednesday.
Bolsonaro said the Chinese vaccine has not yet completed testing, which is the case with all potential vaccines for the virus
Biden said during Tuesday’s debate with Trump that foreign countries should give Brazil $20 billion to stop Amazon deforestation, and that the country should face repercussions if it fails.