COVID-19 is spreading rapidly around the world. Coronavirus infected has already been detected even in the Yanomamo tribe, cut off from civilization, living in remote areas of the Amazon. The 15-year-old boy, who could not be rescued in the intensive care hospital of the Brazilian city of Boa Vista, died – he died. This was reported by Brazilian Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta.
“Yes, indeed, the first case (infection with a new type of pneumonia) has been confirmed, which cannot but cause concern. In the current situation, we must pay special attention to the indigenous communities, which have very little contact with the outside world,” said the official Globo.
Coronavirus can be devastating for 850 thousand indigenous people of Brazil – their body is not immune to external diseases, and health workers can not quickly come to the aid. Community life can help spread the disease – there is no question of social distance.