December 22, local time, according to local media reports, the indigenous tribe of Ashaninka, located in the state of Acre in northwest Brazil, has maintained zero infection in the nine months since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus due to its insistence on strict isolation and epidemic prevention measures.
It is also The only Native tribe in the state of Cree that has no cases of COVID-19.
Brazil is vast and has many Aboriginal areas. These areas generally lack medical infrastructure. The epidemic prevention problem of Aboriginal tribes has always been a difficult problem in Brazil’s epidemic prevention work.
At present, more than 800,000 indigenous people live in Brazil, belonging to more than 300 tribes.
Due to their little contact with the outside world, the indigenous group is relatively weakly resistant to the virus and epidemic. Once the virus invades the tribe, it will pose a great threat to the life and health of the group.
In order to resist the COVID-19 attack on the village, the Aboriginal tribe of Ashaninka, with more than 1,000 residents, has taken measures such as prohibiting outside visitors, disinfecting goods before entering the village, leaving the village only when they have to go out, and strengthening agricultural production to ensure the food supply for residents after the outbreak of the epidemic.
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According to the latest statistics released by the Brazilian Indigenous Tribal Association on December 17th local time, the epidemic has affected 161 tribes in the Amazon region, with 42019 infections and a rise to 893 deaths.
The Brazilian federal government has issued an emergency rescue plan, and 34 special health areas for indigenous people across Brazil have also formulated relief programs.