Former Health Minister Mandetta Predicts Mega-epidemic in Brazil within 60 Days

According to the ex-Minister of Health, the transfer of patients from covid-plagued Amazonas state capital Manaus to other Brazilian states may increase the spread of the new Brazilian strain.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Ex-Minister of Health Luiz Henrique Mandetta said on Wednesday, January 27th, that within 60 days Brazil may experience a mega-epidemic caused by the new variant of the coronavirus, detected in Manaus.

According to him, the transfer of patients to other states may increase the spread of this new strain.

"Today we have four major health crises. And we are entering a fifth crisis which is this new strain, this variant from Manaus. The whole world is blocking flights to Brazil and Brazil is not only open as usual, but it is also taking patients . . .

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