The South American nation is one of the pandemic hotspots. The Brazilian Health Ministry announced it intends to test 24 percent of the population, equivalent to some 50 million people. At the moment, the government said it has already distributed 11.3 million tests.
"PAHO is constantly calling on Brazil to increase the number of COVID tests," Head of PAHO Communicable Diseases Department Marcos Espinal stressed.
Also, he demanded the government to be more incisive with the messages to the people to be aware of the danger, for "the governors have the possibility of implementing measures and they are doing it, but there is no message. Without this, the population gets confused."
“A batalha é dura, mas está longe de ser perdida. Ainda há muito a ser feito e nossa região �� tem força de vontade, solidariedade e ferramentas para diminuir a curva da #COVID19 e mantê-la baixa” - @DirOPSPAHO