Brazil’s indigenous tribes witness higher death toll due to virus spread

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BRASILIA: Coronavirus is spreading fast through Brazil?s indigenous populations, with the death toll rising more than five times in the past month, according to data collected by a national association of first peoples. Many epidemiologists had hoped remote locations might protect the tribes, but the virus, which first took hold in Brazil?s cosmopolitan state capitals of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, is increasingly devastating these far-flung communities where basic healthcare is often precarious.

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