Brazil virus outbreak: Amazonas state capital becomes hotspot

Brazil’s Amazonas state capital Manaus has become the epicentre in a country that already has more than 100,000 confirmed infections and over 7,000 deaths from the coronavirus.

Manaus’ hospitals and cemeteries are filling fast and its health system cannot cope.

The indigenous communities living nearby are particularly at risk.

Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo reports.

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Brazil is the largest country in both South America and Latin America.

Its capital is Brasília, and its most populous city is São Paulo. The federation is composed of the union of the 26 states and the Federal District. It is the largest country to have Portuguese as an official language and the only one in the Americas, as well as the most populous Roman Catholic-majority country.

Its Amazon basin includes a vast tropical forest, home to diverse wildlife, a variety of ecological systems, and extensive natural resources spanning numerous protected habitats. Brazil is classified as an upper-middle income economy by the World Bank and a newly industrialized country.

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