Brazilian Senate opens inquiry into Bolsonaro’s COVID handling
Al Jazeera, 28 Apr 2021
Brazil's Senate has opened an inquiry into President Jair Bolsonaro’s government handling of the pandemic as the country reports nearly 400,000 deaths from coronavirus this week.
Bolsonaro has repeatedly downplayed COVID-19's seriousness, railed against lockdowns and presided over an inept vaccination campaign.
Brazil has the world's second-highest death toll from the virus after the United States.
The probe could hurt the president's chances of being re-elected in next year's polls.
Al Jazeera’s Monica Yanakiew reports from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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