Federal Judge Renato Borelli issued a ruling Monday, saying Bolsonaro must wear a mask when circulating publicly in Brazil. The judge’s order said non-compliance could potentially result in a fine of about $ 386 a day.
The decision applies to all civil servants in the Federal District, where the Brazilian capital is located.
Asked for comment on Tuesday, Bolsonaro’s office referred CNN to the Attorney General, who said his office was “investigating all appropriate measures to overturn the order.”
Since then, Bolsonaro has appeared in public at several events without wearing a mask, including at rallies with supporters.
So far, more than 1.1 million cases and more than 51,000 deaths have been confirmed by Brazilian health authorities, and the crisis shows no signs of dropping out.