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Brazil moves to protect indigenous tribes from coronavirus

Reuters Monday, 13 April 2020
The Brazilian government has banned non-indigenous people from entering tribal lands to stop the spread of coronavirus in their villages and will distribute masks, gloves, test kits and food to their communities, officials said on Monday.
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