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COVID-19: Brazil deploys army to help protect Indigenous people

A military operation to fight COVID-19 in Brazil as the risk grows for the country’s Indigenous communities.

Brazil’s coronavirus death toll has passed 60,000, and the infection rate continues to climb.

As the pandemic rages, Indigenous people in the Amazon are especially at risk.

Their communities are already under pressure from illegal mining and logging.

Now, they fear the pandemic could be the biggest threat yet.

 

Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo reports.