Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro hinted yesterday, Wednesday, that the Corona virus (Covid-19) was made by China in a “laboratory”, to wage a “chemical and bacteriological war.”
“It is a new virus,” Bolsonaro, who belongs to the far-right, said during an official ceremony in Brasilia. “Nobody knows if it was made in a laboratory, or if it appeared because a person swallowed an animal that should not have been swallowed.” Read also Ex-President of Brazil: Bolsonaro claimed to have Corona to promote a drug One of them banned masks and another celebrated the epidemic … Get to know the leaders of the worst world in dealing with Corona Populism brings them together … This is how 3 presidents contributed to spreading Corona Chinese official: Comments on the effectiveness of Corona vaccine “misunderstood”
He added, “The army knows what chemical and bacteriological warfare is. Are we not in a new war? And what country has witnessed an increase in its GDP?”
Bolsonaro was not called China directly, but this Asian country from which the pandemic originated is the only member of the G20 that has seen growth in 2020 of 2.3%.
One of Bolsonaro’s sons, Representative Eduardo Bolsonaro, had talked earlier about this conspiracy theory, and in March 2020 accused China of “concealing” information about the virus, so that he went so far as to compare the matter with the “Soviet dictatorship” that initially concealed the size of The Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986, which triggered a very strong reaction on the part of the Chinese authorities.