SAO PAULO – Brazilian health officials urge nationwide closures and curfews because hospitals run out of beds in intensive care units, COVID-19 claims more more than 1,000 people live in the country every day.
“The return of the pandemic in several states is collapsing their private and public assistance networks and has brought an imminent risk of spread to all regions of Brazil,” the Brazilian National Council of Secretaries of Health said on Monday in an open letter, adding the nation is having its worst time since the start of the pandemic.
Last week was Brazil’s deadliest in the pandemic, with 8,244 deaths from the virus.
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