(BBC) – Amazon’s Indigenous communities are at high risk due to demographic and epidemiological factors.
“Concerning the Indigenous peoples, the Government has not given any response to the problem; in any case, it has made the situation worse”, Vargas stated.
The health situation of Yuqui people is critical and health management is almost non-existent. On June 14, the Yuqui communities reported three COVID-19 deceases and 11 deaths due to virus’ similar symptoms.
“The situation is critical in the Yuqui and Cayubaba villages, which are demographically very small. The possibility of a virus expansion and having a high number of deaths is latent and is very worrying,” the CEJIS director explained.