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Brazil's Amazon region suffers deadly lack of oxygen supplies amid COVID pandemic

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Brazilian artists, football clubs, and politicians used their platforms to appeal for help for the city of Manaus, which is experiencing a dire lack of oxygen.

Added on the 16/01/2021 16:17:41 - Copyright : Euronews EN

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