Brazilian Senate opens inquiry into Bolsonaro’s COVID handling

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    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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