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Metropolis in North, Brazil

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Manaus: Metropolis in North, Brazil
Manaus is the capital and largest city of the Brazilian state of Amazonas. It is the seventh-largest city in Brazil, with an estimated 2019 population of 2,182,763 distributed over a land area of about 4,401.97 square miles. Located at the east center of the state, the city is the center of the Manaus metropolitan area and the largest metropolitan area in the North Region of Brazil by urban landmass. It is situated near the confluence of the Negro and Solimões rivers.

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Deaths jump in Brazil's indigenous tribes as virus spreads [Video]

Deaths jump in Brazil's indigenous tribes as virus spreads

Coronavirus is spreading fast through Brazil's indigenous populations, with deaths caused by the disease increasing more than five-fold in the past month, according to data collected by a national..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:49Published
Despair in Brazil's Amazon as tribe loses chief to coronavirus [Video]

Despair in Brazil's Amazon as tribe loses chief to coronavirus

Members of the indigenous Kokama tribe in Brazil's Amazon gathered on Thursday to pay their respects to Chief Messias Kokama, a staunch indigenous rights activist who lost his life to the coronavirus...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:21Published
Brazil virus outbreak: Amazonas state capital becomes hotspot [Video]

Brazil virus outbreak: Amazonas state capital becomes hotspot

Deaths rise in Manaus amid concerns coronavirus could reach nearby indigenous communities

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:26Published

In pictures: Indigenous nurse on frontline in virus fight

Vanderlecia Ortega dos Santos is the sole nurse caring for a community of 700 in Manaus, Brazil.
BBC News - Published

Brazil health minister downplays need for new hospital in virus-hit Manaus

Brazilian Health Minister Nelson Teich on Monday disputed the need to set up a new hospital to fight the coronavirus pandemic in hard-hit Manaus, even as the city's hospitals are overwhelmed and..
Reuters - Published

Coronavirus: Disease meets deforestation at heart of Brazil's Amazon

Coronavirus has overwhelmed Manaus, the Amazon's biggest city, and the worst is yet to come.
BBC News - Published

Prisoners take guards hostage in Brazil's coronavirus-hit Manaus

Inmates at a prison in Manaus, a Brazilian city deep in the Amazon that has been hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak, have taken seven prison guards hostage, the local prison authority told Reuters on..
Reuters - Published

Venezuelan indigenous baby tests positive for coronavirus in Brazil

A two-month-old baby born to Warao indigenous refugees from Venezuela has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the mayor's office in the Brazilian city of Manaus said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

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