“With the rapid increase of (new coronary pneumonia diagnosed) cases, Brazil seeks help from China.” In a report on the 8th, Reuters quoted Brazilian Health Minister Luis Mandeta as saying that the country is facing a ventilator A “serious problem” is in short supply, and sources revealed that Brazil wants to buy a ventilator from China. The minister also stated that he has communicated with China to ensure that the latter can meet the demand for mask orders.
At a press conference on the 7th local time, Luis Mandeta said that he had communicated with the Chinese ambassador to Brazil that day to ensure that the medical supplies orders were completed. “We need to import 40 million masks from China,” he said at a press conference.
In addition to masks, a source familiar with the dialogue between Mandeta and the ambassador said that Brazil also hopes to buy a ventilator from China.
Reuters said Brazilian officials are trying to quell these diplomatic rhetoric after the remarks against Brazil by Edward, son of Brazilian President Bosonaro and Brazilian Minister of Education Wentraub.
Mandeta disclosed on April 2 that after Brazil suffered from a shortage of medical supplies from multiple countries because of the “four consecutive rejections”, the “fifth country” finally agreed to accept the order. And this country is China. “The first country said no, the second said no, which worried us. At the end of yesterday afternoon, the fifth country agreed and will deliver within 30 days. This is a very large purchase, enough to maintain More than 60 days. “Mandetta said.
According to the latest real-time data released by Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of 10:00 a.m. Beijing time on April 8, the number of confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in Brazil reached 14,034, including 686 deaths.