Brazil confirms first indigenous COVID-19 case in the Amazon

Brazil confirms first indigenous COVID-19 case in the Amazon

An indigenous woman in a village in the Amazon rainforest has contracted COVID-19. The 20-year-old woman tested positive for the virus in the district of Santo Antonio do Içá, near the border with Colombia. Four cases of virus have been confirmed in the same district, including a Brazilian doctor. The woman was a medical worker in contact with the doctor.

Timothy
Timothy
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Journey Blue 1 months

I worry that this will be used as grounds by Bolsonaro's administration to take even harsher action against the indigenous people of Brazil. I would watch out for rhetorical promoting the excessive quarantining and the creation of quarantine camps just for the indigenous people, due to their 'unhygienic' way of life.

Fin
Fin 1 months

Not good.

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