The agency “Bloomberg” said that Brazil, which tops the world in the daily death toll from Corona and its highly contagious boom in the Amazon, has become a source of concern for the World Health Organization, and the Brazilian neighboring countries.
And Bloomberg indicated that Peru has suspended flights with Brazil, and Uruguay is sending additional doses of vaccines to its border cities, while Chile calls for anyone coming from Brazil to be subject to quarantine.
As for Colombia, it has not suspended flights with Brazil and its city of Leticia on the border, as hundreds of tourists have been stranded there since the end of January.
“It is a difficult decision to take, and we are trying to reduce the size and speed of the new mutation to give ourselves time to boost vaccination,” said Julian Fernandez, director of epidemiology at the Colombian Ministry of Health.
Brazil has overtaken India to become the second largest country in the world in terms of the number of coronavirus cases, according to official figures.
And the Brazilian Ministry of Health stated that 85,663 new cases of the virus were recorded on Friday, bringing the total number of infections to 11,363,380.
The ministry added that 275,105 people have died so far in Corona in Brazil, which has a population of 210 million.
The health system collapsed in several cities, including Manaus, the capital of the state of Amazonas, and the “G1” news portal reported that hospitals in 53 cities in the state of São Paulo had reached 100% of their capacity, and at least 45 patients died in Corona while waiting for beds in care units to become vacant. Hospital concentrated.