Venezuela to send oxygen supply to Brazil's Amazonas state due to new COVID-19 outbreak - MPPRE

Venezuela to send oxygen supply to Brazil’s Amazonas state due to new COVID-19 outbreak

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela will send a supply of oxygen cylinders to Brazil’s Amazonas state to help cope with the sanitary contingency due to a new COVID-19 outbreak in the neighboring country, published the Minister of People’s Power for Foreign Affairs, Jorge Arreaza, on his Twitter account @jaarreaza.

“Under the instruction of President Nicolás Maduro, we spoke with the Governor of the State of Amazonas, Brazil, Wilson Lima to immediately provide them with the oxygen necessary to address the health contingency in Manaus. Latin American solidarity above all!” wrote the Venezuelan foreign minister.

The Governor of Amazonas State, Wilson Lima thanked the Venezuelan Government for its support and solidarity in the face of the crisis in hospitals and scarce medical supplies. “The people of Amazonas is thankful!” he wrote.

Brazil is facing the world’s second most lethal COVID-19 outbreak after the United States, and Manaus was one of the first Brazilian cities affected by an increase in deaths and a growing caseload since the first wave of the pandemic last year.