Experts in Paraguay demand Brazil border closures due to advance of Manaus coronavirus variant

The experts denounced that it is a sign of "negligence" of the Abdo government to keep the crossings open.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Alarmed by the collapse in Brazil, the Paraguayan Society of Infectious Diseases expressed its concern regarding Paraguay's free transit to Brazil. The fact is that Paraguay started yesterday a new strict quarantine that will last during Holy Week until Sunday, April 4, but did not close the border.

In a communiqué, the infectologists maintain that Brazil is the current epicenter of the pandemic, concentrates 25% of all deaths due to Covid-19 in the world, and can originate new, more contagious, and lethal variants, which are resistant to natural immunity or vaccines. Therefore, they consider . . .

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