A woman walks past by a graffiti depicting Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and viruses in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: Reuters A woman walks past by a graffiti depicting Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and viruses in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: Reuters
A woman walks past by a graffiti depicting Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and viruses in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: Reuters

Most Brazilian coronavirus strains had origins in Europe, study finds

  • Researchers from Brazil and Britain find 75 per cent of strains in country can be genetically traced to three groups from Europe
  • President Jair Bolsonaro has faced heavy criticism for downplaying risk from Covid-19 after it was first detected in China late last year

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A woman walks past by a graffiti depicting Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and viruses in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: Reuters A woman walks past by a graffiti depicting Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and viruses in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: Reuters
A woman walks past by a graffiti depicting Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and viruses in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: Reuters
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