Bundeswehr brings 80 breathing apparatus for Covid-19 sufferers to Brazil
80 ventilators from Germany arrived in Brazil, which has been particularly hard hit by the corona pandemic, on an aid flight by the Bundeswehr.
80 ventilators from Germany arrived in Brazil, which has been particularly hard hit by the corona pandemic, on an aid flight by the Bundeswehr. The relief supplies were unloaded in the city of Manaus, announced the Air Force and the Foreign Office on Saturday evening in the online service Twitter. Manaus is the capital of the state of Amazonas, which has a particularly high number of Covid-19 cases within the South American country.
In Brazil, the health authorities only had to report the threshold of 100,000 new infections within 24 hours and thus a new record on Thursday. This increased the total number of corona infections in the South American country to 12.3 million; more than 300,000 people have died of Covid-19 since the pandemic began. Only in the United States were more infections and deaths recorded.
The situation in Brazil has worsened significantly since February in particular. On the one hand, many people do not take the precautionary measures to contain the pandemic, on the other hand, the virus variant P1, which is now rampant in the South American country, is apparently much more contagious than the original Covid-19 pathogen.
Critics also blame Brazil’s right-wing extremist President Jair Bolsonaro for the dramatic situation. Since the beginning of the pandemic, he has downplayed the risk posed by the virus, only on Thursday did he renew his criticism of the lockdown measures in several states.