"The request for the arrest of the President's cell phone is inconceivable" and, if this were to happen, it would be "an affront to the highest authority" and "an inadmissible interference", which could even 'have unforeseeable consequences for national stability, '" he said.
The country now has the third-highest number of infections in the world, with more than 270,000, behind only the United States and Russian Federation.
Brazil - now home to the third-highest number of cases in the world after the United States and Russian Federation - has recorded more than 20,000 deaths and hit a record 24-hour toll of 1,188. According to a Johns Hopkins University tracker, Brazil is now the country with the third-highest number of confirmed cases, behind the US and Russian Federation. The true number of infections and deaths is likely to be higher as Brazil has not been carrying out widespread testing.
Prior to this, the Health Ministry allowed the use of hydroxychloroquine for patients who were suffering from severe health conditions due to the coronavirus.
Globally, Brazil tally surpassed that of the United Kingdom making it the country with the fourth most confirmed cases, behind the USA, Russia and Spain which had 1,571,131, 308,705 and 278,803 respectively.
President Jair Bolsonaro has repeatedly dismissed the risks posed by the virus.
"We are at war".
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Health Ministry officials in the Latin American nation confirmed a total 1,179 deaths and an additional 17,401 positive cases in the same period of time on Tuesday, May 19.
The petition, signed by 146 individuals and corporations, including former presidents Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff of the Workers' Party (PT), claims the Brazilian president is disrupting the efforts to contain the pandemic as well as the democracy in the country.
Brazil has emerged as the latest flashpoint in the coronavirus pandemic, and infections are only expected to peak in June.
His attitude towards public health expert advice on Covid-19 has led two health ministers to resign from their posts in the past month.
On Thursday, the country's far-right leader continued his calls to ease lockdown measures imposed by state governors and mayors to revive a flagging economy.
Bolsonaro said he will approve yesterday or today a 60 billion-real (RM45.55 billion) federal aid programme for states and cities hit by coronavirus but asked governors for support freezing public sector pay increases.