Coronavirus Reaches Brazilian Favelas

The impact on favelas is more uncertain than in other large cities. Wuhan and Madrid serve little as models for the 30 million people who lack sanitation and therefore cannot follow the most basic advice to avoid contagion.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The authorities and the population of Brazil may have some idea of what is coming with the coronavirus spreading in a megalopolis like São Paulo, because they are a few weeks behind Wuhan or Madrid.

But coupled with the infinite uncertainties surrounding the crisis, the country is facing the threat "with an aggravating factor: there is no model as to how the virus spreads in the favelas . . .

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