Coronavirus Aid Delivered to Communities in the Amazon Rainforest

Residents of communities living in the Uatuma Sustainable Development Reserve who remained isolated to prevent the spread of COVID-19 received aid packages to help endure the pandemic last week.

Members of Amazon Sustainable Foundation coordinated the action together with other NGO’s, universities, the Amazonas state government and other institutions.

Five-hundred kits with essential products, including food, cleaning products, masks and flyers with information about COVID-19 were distributed among the more than 400 families of 20 communities.

Communities along the Uatuma river live from sustainable farming and development of forest land, where nature preservation is a priority. But due to the pandemic, residents have not been able to go to the cities to sell their products or to buy supplies.

“Certainly it helps not to spread COVID-19 in our community,” said Marisa Nobre, resident of a community inside the reserve.

Just a few members of the NGO were allowed to enter these communities, where only the leaders of each community met with them and received the donations.

Preventive measures were taken to avoid contact with people from outside the reserve to avoid the spread of the virus.

The group also delivered medical supplies for health professionals living in the reserve.

As the number of cases and victims in the big cities keeps falling, the experts say the virus keeps spreading in the countryside.

Uatuma is about 300 km (186 miles) from Manaus, capital and only city with an Intensive Care Unit in the Amazon state.

Going from the reserve to the city can take more than four hours by land and if the weather conditions are bad, travelling on boat is even longer.

The state in the northern region of the Amazon rainforest has been one of the nation’s hardest-hit.

Brazil has reported almost 68,000 deaths and more than 1.71 milion confirmed cases.

Experts say that is a significant undercount due to lack of testing.

The Latin-American country has the world’s second-highest rate of victims and cases of COVID-19, after the United States.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2TwO8Gm

QUICKTAKE ON SOCIAL:
Follow QuickTake on Twitter: twitter.com/quicktake
Like QuickTake on Facebook: facebook.com/quicktake
Follow QuickTake on Instagram: instagram.com/quicktake
Subscribe to our newsletter: https://bit.ly/2FJ0oQZ
Email us at quicktakenews@gmail.com

QuickTake by Bloomberg is a global news network delivering up-to-the-minute analysis on the biggest news, trends and ideas for a new generation of leaders.

In This Story: Brazil

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.

2 Recent Items: Brazil

  • Anti-Bolsonaro protests: Pressure mounts on Brazil’s president
  • Drugs raid shootout in Brazil leaves 25 dead – BBC News
  • In This Story: COVID-19

    Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

    Symptoms of coronavirus

    The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

    • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
    • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
    • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

    Latest News about Covid-19

    Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

    5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • Why we need to know what happened in Wuhan Lab | Brian Kilmeade Show
  • Johnson: Social care plan absent from Queen’s speech
  • What will it take for rich nations to stop hoarding COVID vaccines? | The Stream
  • Anthony Fauci, Rand Paul Spar Again Over Covid Origin at Senate Hearing
  • Curaleaf Sees Marijuana Sales Growing Later This Year
  • In This Story: United States

    The United States is a country also known as the United States of America, USA, US or just America. There are fifty states in the union, which is a federal republic ruled by a representative democracy. Nearly ten million square kilometres are inhabited by over 300 million people. The majority of Americans speak English.

    4 Recent Items: United States

  • U.S. Gas Stations Begin to Run Dry After Colonial Pipeline Hack
  • Iron ore price soars to another record high but ASX falls overall | Finance Report
  • Why this security expert calls the Colonial Pipeline attack ‘our worst nightmare’
  • COVID stressors add to rising US gun violence
  • Leave a Comment