2 May 2020

The ‘ostrich alliance’: world leaders who deny the threat of coronavirus

International Editor

They’ve been dubbed the ‘ostrich alliance’ – the handful of world leaders who’ve taken the ‘stick your head in the sand and pretend it doesn’t exist’ approach to coronavirus.

Like Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro, who’s dismissed it as hysteria.

And in Belarus, president Lukashenko thinks positive thi nking, drinking vodka and petting baby goats is the answer.

Except many thousands of lives are being put at risk.