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Wed May 6, 2020, 02:39 AM

Brazil's Increasing Covid-19 Cases worry it's Neighbors and Sparks Criticisms


'If Brazil sneezes, we get pneumonia,' said Paraguay's health surveillance director

May.4.2020 1:59PM

Sylvia Colombo
BUENOS AIRES
Brazil's neighboring countries are starting to worry about how the country's growing Coronavirus cases might affect them.

This Sunday, the country registered 101,000 confirmed cases and 7,000 deaths from coronavirus.

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In March, the local army had already dug, at the government's request, a ditch on the main entry route to the border town of Pedro Juan Caballero.

The government hoped to make it difficult for people to enter Paraguay on foot, via Ponta Poră (MS). The vehicle border closed on March 10 when the quarantine began on March 10.

More:
https://www1.folha.uol.com.br/internacional/en/world/2020/05/brazils-increasing-covid-19-cases-worry-its-neighbors-and-sparks-criticisms.shtml?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsen

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