Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Wednesday announced restrictive measures along his country’s border with Venezuela for 15 days, citing the “inability” of the Maduro government in containing the coronavirus.

“Considering the inability of the Venezuelan dictatorial regime to respond to the Covid-19 epidemic, the Brazilian government will adopt restrictive measures on the border with Venezuela, in order to guarantee the safety and health of our people, especially in the northern region of the country,” Bolsonaro said on Twitter.

Bolsonaro government does not recognize Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro as the legitimate leader of the South American nation and backs self-proclaimed president

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