Brazil Faces Misery Surge Resulting from Coronavirus Infections

Day laborers such as street vendors and housemaids are particularly affected by contact suspensions and quarantine. According to a study, 72 percent of favela residents do not have access to savings.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The coronavirus pandemic is spreading rapidly in Brazil. On Tuesday the Ministry of Health reported 2,201 confirmed infections and 46 deaths due to the Covid-19 disease. The number of confirmed cases has doubled in the past four days.

Brazil's healthcare system is unable to cope with the increasing number of patients due to the lack of ventilators and ICU beds. "At the end of April, the health system will collapse,"

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