A teenager from an isolated Amazonian tribe in brazil has died from Covid-19. The boy, a Yanomami from the village of Rehebe near the Venezuelan border, became the third indigenous person in Brazil to die from the epidemic.
The Yanomami people live in the remote rainforests and mountains of northern Brazil, and advocates say the virus spread among them through miners who had entered their territory illegally.
The number of coronavirus-related deaths in Brazil has almost tripled in a week. But President Jair Bolsonaro continues to push back against lockdown measures dismissing coronavirus as a “little flu” and saying Brazil will suffer more if the economy collapses.