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Brazil is in the worst moment of the pandemic, authorities warn

2021-03-02T15:43:20.925Z

The National Council of Secretaries of Health of Brazil, CONASS for its acronym in Portuguese, published an open letter about what they themselves call "the worst moment" of the health crisis caused by covid-19.



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(CNN Spanish) -

The National Council of Secretaries of Health of Brazil, CONASS for its acronym in Portuguese, published an open letter to the country where they criticized the absence of a unified and coherent national leadership to reduce social interactions in Brazil in what they They call themselves "the worst moment" of the health crisis caused by covid-19.

For the institution formed by the secretaries of Health of the states of Brazil, the country is in a state of national emergency.

Therefore, they request the immediate adoption of measures, such as the prohibition of face-to-face religious, sporting and educational events.

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The health secretaries also ask for a national curfew between 8:00 and 6:00 am, the closure of beaches and bars and the expansion of tests, among other measures.

These officials also demand the legal recognition of a state of health emergency that grants greater resources and a "National Communication Plan" and another "Economic Recovery Plan."

The Ministry of Health, in a press release, affirms that strategic initiatives and actions are designed according to the reality and needs of each region together with states and municipalities.

He claims to have allocated human and financial resources, medicines, intensive care beds to guarantee the health care of the population.

In addition, it claims to have allocated more than US $ 22,000 million to the states to alleviate the pandemic.

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But in 18 of the 26 states of Brazil, together with the Federal District, they maintain levels higher than 80% of capacity of intensive care beds and nine of them are on the verge of collapse, exceeding 90% of capacity.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has repeatedly criticized the use of masks, the reliability of vaccines and the usefulness of social distancing measures.

On some occasions, he was critical of the decision to close shops and the obligation to stay home.

He considered them to be causes of unemployment and disastrous consequences for the country.

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Source: cnnespanol

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