Covid-19 Cases in Brazil Concern Neighboring Countries and Spark Criticism

Laureano Rodríguez, editor-in-chief of a newspaper in Posadas, said that "the news of the rise of the disease in Brazil alarms us because we are one of the gateways to the country".

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The growing number of coronavirus cases in Brazil is worrying neighboring governments about the repercussions of the Brazilian crisis on their nations.

On Twitter, Guillermo Sequera, Paraguay's health surveillance director, said that "if Brazil sneezes, we get pneumonia".

The criticism was published last Friday, May 1st, when the local Ministry of Health reported that of the 67 confirmed cases of Covid-19 that day, 63 were from people who had come from Brazil.

In March, the local army had already dug a trench in the main entry route to the border city of Pedro Juan . . .

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