Brazil Indigenous chief Raoni tests positive for coronavirus.The Raven Institute said Monday


The Raven Institute said Monday that Indonesia's key leader, who became a symbol of protection from the Amazon jungle in Brazil, is a local leader who has been hospitalized’ with symptoms of pneumonia and the new coronavirus. Was tested’ positive for.

Brazil Indigenous chief Raoni tests positive for coronavirus.The Raven Institute said Monday


The 90-year-old leader did not have a fever and was breathing normally without oxygen, the institute said.

Earlier, Ronnie met with several European leaders in which he condemned Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro call for economic development in the Amazon rainforest. Bolsonaro alleges that such development is key to the local population and the country's economic prosperity.

According to figures released by the Association of Desperate People of Brazil, a non-profit group, about 30,000 indigenous peoples have been infected’ with the virus since the outbreak and more than 700 have died. ۔ On August 4, a Supreme Court decision forced the government to come up with a plan to create sanitary barriers within 60 days that would protect rural communities from Code 19.

One month ago, Ronnie was hospitalized’ for 10 days after suffering from diarrhea and dehydration at his home in the Xingu Indigenous Reserve in Mato Grosso State. Ronnie also had high blood pressure, anemia and ulcers and had to bleed twice.

Over the years, Ronnie has campaigned for the protection of indigenous areas in the Amazon. A 1978 documentary, "Raoni: Fight for Amazon", played a key role in his fame, as was the case with British musician Sting in 1989.




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