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IBG President: We still need oxygen, we still need change

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Two weeks since Manaus hit the headlines for its tragic scenes of Covid casualties and dire oxygen shortages, gasworld understands the situation remains grave in the Brazilian city.

Mid-January saw widespread reports that hospitals in Manaus had reached ‘breaking point’ in their treatment of growing numbers of Covid-19 patients, as oxygen shortages took hold in the region.

The city, with a population of 2.1 million inhabitants, in Amazonas state and around 3,900km north of the city of Sao Paulo, was understood to be experiencing a surge in both infections and fatalities – and at the mercy of dwindling oxygen supply.

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