Bolsonaro finally creates anti-coronavirus committee for Indigenous

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Some two years after the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has approved a decree creating a committee to fight the coronavirus among the country’s Indigenous peoples. “The committee should be responsible for overseeing measures to combat the pandemic among isolated or recently contacted Indigenous peoples,” a publication in the government’s official gazette said on Tuesday. A judge at the Supreme Court in Brasilia had already ordered in July 2020 that measures be taken to protect Indigenous communities from Covid-19. In Brazil, more than 22 million people ha…

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