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The death of the 53-years-old general occurs amid the scandal generated by a report that shows the negligence of the Brazilian government in managing the pandemic.
After being hospitalized for 10 days at the Armed Forces Hospital in Brasilia, Army General Carlos Sydriao, who was in command of the Army Intelligence Center (CIE), died from COVID-19 on Tuesday morning.
Later, besides confirming the general's death, the Brazilian Army informed that his cadaver will be cremated in a ceremony restricted to family members.
Sydriao was in command of the Brasilia Army Police Battalion from 2011 to 2013. Later, he was commander of the Seventh Motorized Infantry Brigade, until he was appointed a member of the CIE in July 2019.
On his last mission abroad, the 53-year-old general traveled to Lebanon, in the company of ex-President Michel Temer, to deliver supplies and food to those affected by the Beirut blast.