“It’s a new virus. Nobody knows whether it was born in a laboratory or because a human ate some animal they shouldn’t have,” Bolsonaro was quoted as saying by news agency AFP.
“But the military knows all about chemical, biological and radiological warfare. Could we be fighting a new war? I wonder. Which country’s GDP has grown the most?”
The Brazilian president and his close aides have in the past too slammed China something which has strained relations with Brazil’s biggest trading partner.
Brazil’s former foreign minister Ernesto Araujo was replaced after he criticised “Maoist China” and its aim for “world domination”.