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Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, said local leaders who were locking down cities amid the coronavirus outbreak were committing a “crime.”
Latin America’s largest nation has reported 2,433 cases and 57 deaths, and public health experts have warned the outbreak could trigger a collapse of the health care system in a month.
“Other viruses have killed many more than this one and there wasn’t all this commotion,” Bolsonaro, departing from the advice of his own Health Ministry, told reporters outside his official residence, according to Reuters. “What a few mayors and governors are…