The Venezuelan government said today that it will provide oxygen to serve hospitals in the state of Amazonas, which is experiencing an unprecedented crisis after an increase in the number of covid-19 cases. The information was published by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jorge Arreaza, on social networks. "On instructions President Nicolás Maduro, we spoke with the governor of the state of Amazonas, Wilson Lima, to immediately provide the oxygen needed to attend the health contingent in Manaus. Latin American solidarity above all! ', Wrote Arreaza.
In response to a message of thanks Governor Wilson Lima (PSC), Arreaza stated that "it is always an honor to be able to lend a hand to the people of Brazil, especially in such complex moments". "For the Bolivarian, solidarity is a duty."
With the new major outbreak of Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus cases, the demand for hospital oxygen in public health establishments in the state on Tuesday exceeded the average daily consumption by more than eleven times, worsening the situation in hospitals - especially in those patients are treated with the disease. According to the newspaper "Folha de S.Paulo", companies have increased production to the limit and are looking for solutions to import the input. White Martins, the main supplier of oxygen to the government of Amazonas, informed that it acts to make the import of the product Venezuela feasible to supply the demand. Alongside President Jair Bolsonaro (without a party), Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello went to Manaus to announce measures to combat the coronavirus in Amazonas. Governor Wilson Lima asked for priority in sending vaccine doses to vulnerable groups. Burials set a record In one month, the number of burials in Manaus grew by 193% amid the explosion in the number of people infected by the coronavirus in Amazonas. On December 6, for example, 31 burials were recorded in the capital, a number that rose to 91 last Tuesday, 5. Because of the increase in cases of covid-19, the mayor of Manaus, David Almeida, decreed state emergency in Manaus for a period of 180 days to contain the advance of the pandemic in the capital of Amazonas. On Wednesday, there were 110 deaths by covid-19 among the causes of death in the total number of burials in the cemeteries of Manaus, surpassing the mark of one hundred deaths by coronavirus registered in May 2020.