6 Apr 2021

Brazil’s Covid-19 catastrophe may threaten world as new variant spreads

International Editor

He played down the threat of Covid 19, and refused to be strict about preventing its spread.

Now Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro is being blamed for his country’s deadliest episode of the pandemic yet – with a highly transmissible variant, and warnings from doctors reporting more young people being admitted to hospitals with the virus than ever before.

Deaths from Covid have soared in Brazil, hitting a new peak in the last few days.