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Coronavirus: Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro under pressure as Senate probes handling of pandemic

Brazil’s Senate on Tuesday began an inquiry into the government’s management of the Covid-19 pandemic, a probe that analysts say could potentially jeopardise the re-election of President Jair Bolsonaro.Bolsonaro has been one of the world’s most prominent opponents of restrictions aimed at curbing the disease, whose effects he has often downplayed. He has also encouraged use of medications that scientists say are worthless, and critics say his policies, along with a bungled vaccine campaign,…

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