8 votes As virus cases surge, Brazil starts to worry its neighbors Posted April 30, 2020 by skybrian Tags: coronaviruses.covid19, brazil, paraguay, argentina, uruguay, south america, author.almudena calatrava, author.michael weissenstein https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/virus-cases-surge-brazil-starts-worry-neighbors-70419713 Link information This data is scraped automatically and may be incorrect. Authors ABC News Word count 853 words 3 comments Collapse replies Expand all Comments sorted by most votes newest first order posted relevance OK  skybrian (OP) April 30, 2020 Link From the article: [...] [...] [...] From the article: Brazil’s virtually uncontrolled surge of COVID-19 cases is spawning fear that construction workers, truck drivers and tourists from Latin America's biggest nation will spread the disease to neighboring countries that are doing a better job of controlling the coronavirus. [...] The country’s borders remain open, there are virtually no quarantines or curfews and President Jair Bolsonaro continues to scoff at the seriousness of the disease. [...] In Paraguay, soldiers enforcing anti-virus measures have dug a shallow trench alongside the first 800 feet (244 meters) of the main road entering the city of Pedro Juan Caballero from the neighboring Brazilian city of Punta Porá, to prevent people from walking along the road from Brazil and disappearing into the surrounding city. Paraguay has fewer than 250 confirmed coronavirus cases and its borders have been closed since March 24, with enforcement particularly focused on the largely open frontier with Brazil. Argentine officials say they are particularly worried about truck traffic from Brazil, their top trading partner. In provinces bordering Brazil, Argentina is working to set up secure corridors where Brazilian drivers can access bathrooms, get food and unload products without ever coming into contact with Argentines. [...] In Uruguay, President Luis Lacalle Pou said the spread of the virus in Brazil was setting off “warning lights” in his administration and authorities are tightening border controls in several frontier cities. Thirty workers recently crossed from Brazil to the Uruguayan border city of Rio Branco to help build a cement plant. Four tested positive for the virus, prompting Uruguay to place the whole crew in quarantine. 4 votes  cfabbro April 30, 2020 Link Parent Another quote worth pointing out IMO: Another quote worth pointing out IMO: The country of 211 million people surpassed China — where the virus began — in the official number of COVID-19 deaths this week, prompting Bolsonaro to say: “So what?" “I am sorry,’’ the far-right president told journalists. “What do you want me to do?” 5 votes Kuromantis April 30, 2020 Link Parent He also said "Eu sou Messias mas não faço milagre" (I am the Messiah but I don't do miracles.) Imagine Trump but without a need for compromising to more moderate right-wingers thanks to a multi... He also said "Eu sou Messias mas não faço milagre" (I am the Messiah but I don't do miracles.) Imagine Trump but without a need for compromising to more moderate right-wingers thanks to a multi party system. 3 votes
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Another quote worth pointing out IMO:
He also said "Eu sou Messias mas não faço milagre" (I am the Messiah but I don't do miracles.)
Imagine Trump but without a need for compromising to more moderate right-wingers thanks to a multi party system.