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Covid-19 infection reaches Amazon's indigenous people

Apr 09, 2020 14:08 IST

The coronavirus infection has now reached the Amazon indigenous tribes that are vulnerable to foreign diseases due to little contact with the outside world. Brazil has confirmed at least seven coronavirus cases among the indigenous population. according to local media reports. The first was a 20-year-old woman from the Kokama ethnic group who was confirmed positive a week ago. Brazil is home to an estimated 800,000 indigenous people from more than 300 ethnic groups.