Having now surpassed three million COVID-19 cases, Brazil is one of the worst-affected countries worldwide. MSF is focused on providing care to those who are most at risk, including people without reliable housing and those living in remote areas.
In São Paulo, we have opened an eight-bed intensive care unit at Tide Setubal hospital. We are starting to look at how we can provide support with contact tracing for patients admitted to the intensive care unit, and are also conducting outreach activities and COVID-19 awareness sessions in the surrounding districts.
In Boa Vista, we are running an intensive care unit and a ward for moderate and severe cases of COVID-19 in a field hospital managed by the local health authority. We continue our work in informal shelters for migrants and refugees, providing guidance on physical distancing and distributing hygiene kits.