Last week, Manaus' hospitals collapsed due to an increase in COVID-19 cases. The city registered a record in oxygen demand for patients with respiratory deficiencies.
"We were going through a difficult time. People were dying from lack of oxygen. Venezuela's donation will balance the supply of the State's public hospital network," Amazon's Health Secretary Marcellus Campelo said.
The oxygen trucks crossed territories where outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made threats against Venezuela in 2020.
"One year later, we are here bringing peace to the Brazilian people," Venezuela's consul in Manaus Patricia Silva stressed.