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Who assessed the situation with coronavirus in Latin America

The threat of an active transfer and dissemination COVID-19 in Latin America remains high, said at a briefing in Geneva, the Director of the who programme on emergency health Michael Ryan.

"Almost all countries in Latin America present the transmission of the virus among the community. The level of infection stable in some States and continues to grow in others. We had a complicated situation in Bolivia, Colombia and other places, where in recent weeks has increased the number of infections. So I would say that the overall situation in Latin America continues to pose a threat to active transmission COVID-19", - he said.

For its part, who Director-General tedros adhanom Ghebreyesus said that indigenous peoples, in particular, on the American continent, are the most vulnerable to the transmission of the virus.

"Indigenous people often bear the burden of poverty, unemployment, malnutrition and how contagious and not contagious diseases, which makes them more vulnerable to COVID-19 and its cruel consequences," he said.

According to the who on July 6 on the American continent was revealed 70 thousand cases of infection among indigenous peoples and more than two thousand deaths. In particular, six cases were identified recently among the people of the Nahua, who live in the Peruvian Amazon.

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