The Bundeswehr has flown 80 ventilators to Brazil.
The Air Force brought the machines from the stocks of the Federal Ministry of Health to Manaus Airport. The state there had asked the international community for support in the corona pandemic.
Brazil currently has almost 100,000 new infections every day. Health care has already collapsed in many regions. President Bolsonaro recently criticized the corona protective measures ordered by the federal states as being exaggerated.
Further articles on the coronavirus
We have created a news blog. Given the large amount of information, this provides an overview of the most important current developments.
+ Covid-19: Current figures on the coronavirus in Germany (as of March 27)
+ Holidays: What will happen to the Easter holiday? (As of March 23)
Test and protection
+ Protection: The vaccination ordinance: who will be vaccinated first, who will be vaccinated later? (As of March 4th)
+ Vaccination appointment: how can I get vaccinated when and where? (As of March 4th)
+ Vaccines: When children could also be vaccinated (as of March 26)
+ Vaccinations: What is known about the side effects of vaccines (as of March 19)
+ Sick people: New findings in the search for drugs (as of March 8th)
Treatment: How does an antibody drug work and when is it useful? (As of February 26th)
Contagion and Transmission
+ Virus variants: how dangerous are the new mutations of the coronavirus? (Status: 13.03.)
+ Opponents of infection protection measures: What AfD and lateral thinkers have to do with the spread of the coronavirus in Germany (as of 02/09)
+ Transfer: What role aerosols play (as of January 22)
+ Excess mortality: how deadly is the coronavirus really? (Status: 13.03.)
+ Travel warning: The current list of risk areas (as of March 27)
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This message was broadcast on March 27th, 2021 on Deutschlandfunk.