Thursday, June 17

Brazil exceeds 400,000 deaths from covid-19


Construction of new niches in the Taruma cemetery, in Manaus.

Construction of new niches in the Taruma cemetery, in Manaus.
Valdo Leão / Semcom / Manaus / dpa

Brazil has exceeded 400,000 deaths from coronavirus this Thursday after regretting another 3,001 deaths in the last day, a new threshold exceeded by the country that faces a critical situation due to the pandemic. With 14,590,678 accumulated cases, 69,389 confirmed in the last 24 hours, the country has reached 401,186 deaths from covid-19, according to the latest balance of the Ministry of Health. In this sense, the National Council of Health Secretaries (CONASS) has regretted that it took only 36 days for 100,000 more deaths to be counted in the country.

So far, the country has applied 46.3 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine, with 31.2 million people who have received at least the first dose and 15.1 million who have already acquired the complete scheme, of according to data from the media consortium that analyzes the pandemic on a daily basis. While the shortage of vaccines that has been presented in recent days in some Brazilian municipalities due to the delay in deliveries of inoculators by the Ministry of Health worries, this Thursday the country received the first million doses of the immunizer from Pfizer. Thus, the Health portfolio will distribute the units between the capitals of the country in a proportional manner between Friday and Saturday, according to the G1 medium.

The Minister of Health, Marcelo Queiroga, has celebrated this “important” event for Brazil and praised the Government’s work in the search for vaccines. “The Government is firmly committed to bringing immunizers that are safe, effective and effective and approved by our health authorities. This is how we will increase the confidence of Brazilian society, “he said.

Investigation to the Government

On the other hand, the Parliamentary Investigation Commission (CPI) on the management of the pandemic by the Government has approved this Thursday a requirement of information on the departures of the president, Jair Bolsonaro, in the Federal District during the health crisis period. The request for information has been submitted by Senator Eduardo Girao and approved amid a wave of requests from other members of the commission. Specifically, the Presidency is requested to send an electronic file containing records, such as date, place and authorities involved, related to the president’s displacement since March 1, 2020.

Bolsonaro usually goes out in the Federal District and throughout the pandemic He has been seen among crowds and without a mask. In addition, in the context of a pandemic, the Brazilian Senate approved a bill on Thursday that allows the temporary interruption of patents for vaccines, drugs and coronavirus tests while the health crisis continues. In this way, companies holding patents must provide the Government with the information necessary for the manufacture of products to combat covid-19, with the aim of facilitating their production in national territory, UOL collects.


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