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Brazilian airforce flies oxygen cylinders to Manaus

Brazilian airforce flies oxygen cylinders to Manaus

Brazilian airforce flies oxygen cylinders to Manaus



A Brazilian air force C-130 Hercules aircraft took off from the Guarulhos Airport in Sao Paulo on Thursday evening transporting oxygen cylinders to the Amazonian city of Manaus, where people are struggling in hospitals due to the dwindling supply of oxygen.

Brazil’s air force said in a statement late Thursday that it had dispatched two planes with 18 tons of oxygen cylinders from Sao Paulo, with more planned to follow.

The local government’s oxygen provider, multinational White Martins, said in a statement that it was considering diverting some of its supply from neighboring Venezuela.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether this would be sufficient to address the spiraling crisis.
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