Situation of the indigenous peoples of Brazil in the face of Covid-19

In Brazil, fighting the spread of Covid-19 also means fighting President Jair Bolsonaro, who continues to deny the seriousness of the virus.

The president publicly recommends not to follow the recommendations of the World Health Organization, especially regarding social distance measures. According to him, the virus would be just "a small flu" and there would be no reason to paralyze the economy. He continues to spread false information about Covid-19 and encourages the use of hydroxychloroquine.

In this context, Brazil’s vulnerable populations - including indigenous peoples - are even more affected.

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