The City of Rio de Janeiro Conducts Coronavirus (COVID – 19) Testing at Favela da Mangueira Amidst the Pandemic

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – SEPTEMBER 03: A Health agent of the City of Rio de Janeiro performs a COVID-19 rapid test on Roberta Cruz, 42, at Morro da Mangueira (favela) on September 3, 2020 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Roberta reports that her husband was hospitalized during the pandemic and her uncle who also lives in the house in addition to two children tested positive. Her test result was positive. The Municipal Secreaatary of Health began the fourth stage of rapid testing for COVID-19 in Rio de Janeiro communities. According to the city of Rio de Janeiro, more than 9.000 favela residents have already been tested. The objective is to test 20.000 people, to serve as a basis for the municipality to identify the percentage of infected people inside the communities and plan the return of economic activities and services in general. (Photo by Bruna Prado/Getty Images)

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