Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benítez has stated the unfold of coronavirus in Brazil threatens his nation’s success in containing the virus.
Mr Benítez stated greater than half of Paraguay’s 563 instances had been individuals who had entered from neighbouring Brazil.
The nation has spent the final two months underneath a strict lockdown, and most of the people with the illness are being quarantined in guarded shelters.
In the meantime, Brazil has change into the worst-hit nation in South America.
Greater than 10,000 new instances had been reported there on Friday, bringing the nationwide complete to 145,328. Almost 9,900 virus-related deaths have additionally been reported.
The 2 international locations share a 400km (250-mile) border which is normally loosely managed. However President Benitez advised journalists that “essentially the most susceptible components” of the border had been “strengthened and militarised”.
He added: “Brazil is maybe immediately the place with the quickest growth of the coronavirus on the earth, and that may be a nice menace to our nation.”
Mr Benítez is one among a number of leaders within the area who’ve expressed concern about Brazil’s fast-developing outbreak.
Argentina’s President Alberto Fernandez has stated that commerce between the 2 international locations is a danger, with truckers hauling items south to his nation from from Sao Paulo, probably the most contaminated areas of Brazil.
Over Brazil’s northern border, Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro has repeatedly described his Brazilian counterpart Jair Bolsonaro’s dealing with of the outbreak as irresponsible.
Mr Bolsonaro has repeatedly stated that the danger posed by coronavirus has been exaggerated, and has clashed in current weeks with state governors who’ve imposed lockdowns.
— to www.bbc.co.uk