“His condition is good, without fever, breathing normally and without the help of oxygen. Raoni had COVID-19, and tests show the presence of antibodies,” the Raoni Institute tweeted.
After showing pneumonia symptoms, the 89-years-old chief of the Kayapo people was admitted to a hospital in Sinop municipality, in the Matto Grosso department. This is his second hospitalization after being admitted in July.
Chief Raoni Metuktire is an environmental advocator who opposes mining and deforestation. He has been a radical detractor of the exploitation of the natural resources during Jair Bolsonaro’s mandate.
Chief Aritana Yawalapiti is just one of 170 Indigenous elders and leaders in Brazil who have died so far from COVID-19. It’s a devastating loss that’s impacting Native peoples across the country. By @mfox_ushttps://t.co/fH8zZZs5pc