January 20, 21 - 4:59 pm - LABS

Venezuela’s oxygen arrives in Amazonas to supply shortage in hospitals

Trucks sent by Venezuelan government arrived on Tuesday in Amazonas’ capital Manaus in Brazil to fuel hospitals with oxygen amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Without oxygen in hospitals, health professionals have been trying to prevent patients with COVID-19 from dying asphyxiated by manual ventilation.

The tractor trailer trucks took two days to cover the 1,500 kilometers (900 miles) between Ciudad Guayana and Manaus, reported Reuters. Brazil’s government said nothing of the Venezuelan shipment, which was allowed to cross into the country on Monday.