(Dan Tri) – While the wave of anger because the government missed the opportunity to buy Covid-19 vaccines has not subsided, allegations of corruption in vaccine purchase contracts have made people even more dissatisfied.

Thousands of people took to the streets to protest demanding the impeachment of the President in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 3 (Photo: New York Times).

Allegations of corruption in vaccines in Brazil are causing President Jair Bolsonaro to struggle.

Sources said there were `unusual signs` in a $316 million contract to buy 20 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine from an Indian company.

At the request of Supreme Court Justice Rosa Weber, the Brazilian Attorney General’s Office on July 2 opened an investigation into President Bolsonaro regarding allegations of corruption related to this contract.

Opposition politicians in the Brazilian parliament even said that the vaccine scandal had the potential to incite large-scale street protests, similar to the situation that led to the ouster of President Dilma Rousseff.

Angered by the vaccine scandal, Brazilians protested demanding the impeachment of the President

Brazilian protesters clashed with police in Sao Paulo on July 3 (Photo: New York Times).

In fact, people are increasingly angry with the government and tens of thousands of people took to the streets to protest on July 3 demanding the impeachment of the president.

Mr. Bolsonaro did not deny that senior officials in his government may have acted illegally in the vaccine deal, but he called the impeachment efforts against him `unfair.`

The vaccine scandal broke out in June when members of a new parliamentary committee established in April to investigate the government’s handling of the pandemic questioned the terms of the vaccine purchase contract.

The protests took place in the context that the Brazilian government faced many criticisms for its response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

President Bolsonaro himself has ignored and disregarded anti-epidemic regulations such as wearing masks in public.