Brazil’s Bolsonaro vetoes plans to offer COVID-19 support to indigenous people – Reuters

Brazil’s indigenous population of roughly 850,000 is more vulnerable to the COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, as they live in remote areas with little access to health care systems and because their communal lifestyle rules out social distancing.

Bolsonaro vetoed 16 parts of the law on efforts to address the coronavirus threat to Brazil’s indigenous population, but still allowed for provisions on adequate testing, ambulance services and medical equipment.

Source: Brazil’s Bolsonaro vetoes plans to offer COVID-19 support to indigenous people – Reuters

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