At least 78 cities foresee oxygen shortages in Brazil, says FNP

The survey is not yet complete and true numbers may be higher.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A survey by the FNP (National Front of Mayors) pointed out that oxygen for patients with Covid-19 is about to end in at least 78 municipalities.

The entity sent questionnaires to 2,500 of the 5,570 municipalities. The data were collected by the 574 municipalities that answered the questionnaire between Thursday, March 18th and Friday March 19th.

As the survey is not yet complete, the number of municipalities with gas shortages may be even higher.

On March 12th, representatives from ABIQUIM (Brazilian Association of the Chemical Industry) and oxygen production and bottling companies had . . .

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