SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – As the cases of Covid-19 rise in Brazil, indigenous leaders and those who work with the many indigenous communities in the country are extremely worried about what will happen if the virus reaches the reservations. Some tribe leaders have closed off all access to their territory in an attempt to keep the coronavirus out.

“Influenza, smallpox and measles were some of the diseases introduced into our territories by non-indigenous people and which exterminated many of our ancestors. Coronavirus is another one of these threats. It is necessary to have our looks directed at indigenous . . .

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