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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Ministry of Health's bulletin concluded yesterday on the pandemic scenario of the novel coronavirus traces a critical picture of the health situation in the country to cope with the peak of contaminations, expected to occur between the end of April and early May.

The document prepared by the Health Surveillance Secretariat states that Brazil's laboratory capacity is currently insufficient to respond to this stage of the epidemic.

The National Laboratory Network is semi-automated, composed of the 27 Central Public Health Laboratories (LACENs), the Evandro Chagas Institute and all units of the Oswaldo . . .

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