Navy, Army and Air Force Preparing to Fight Covid-19 in Brazil

The Ministry of Defense further states that the Armed Forces "will remain in a position to provide operational and logistical resources when required to assist the efforts".

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Aware that the traditional health care system will not be sufficient to meet the large number of people infected by the new coronavirus, the Armed Forces are currently considering resorting to field hospitals to provide support in the fight against the Covid-19.

These hospitals are designed for use in military and humanitarian operations and therefore have low bed capacity and "must be suited to the current pandemic conditions".

The Ministry states that "due to the potential for high demand and the limited availability and capacity of these resources, the support of the field hospitals will . . .

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