Federal Judge Renato Borelli issued a decision Monday, saying Bolsonaro must wear a mask when circulating in public in Brasilia. The judge’s order said failure to do so could potentially lead to a fine of up around $386 per day.
The decision extends to all government employees in the Federal District, where the capital Brasilia is located.
Reached for comment on Tuesday, Bolsonaro’s office referred CNN to Attorney General, who replied that its office was “studying all the appropriate measures to reverse the injunction.”
But Bolsonaro has since 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 sign of abating.