Brazil’s favela slums left to fight the coronavirus alone as Covid-19 spread continues in country

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Brazil’s favela slums left to fight the coronavirus alone as Covid-19 spread continues in country

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Brazil’s crowded and impoverished slums known as favelas are depending on volunteers and local residents to fight the spread of the deadly coronavirus. As the nation struggles with the world’s second-highest death toll from Covid-19, the government has largely abandoned the low-income neighbourhoods, leaving people to fend for themselves.

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