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São Paulo: Lawmakers invade field hospital

. Jun 05, 2020
On Thursday, five state lawmakers invaded a field hospital in São Paulo claiming they had the right to inspect the location. According to newspaper O Estado de S.Paulo, the politicians were accompanied by aides and supporters. The publication also reported the group made use of brute force to enter the field hospital. The group claimed it was inspecting irregularities related to the functioning of the hospital.

On Thursday, five state lawmakers invaded a field hospital in São Paulo claiming they had the right to inspect the location. According to newspaper O Estado de S.Paulo, the politicians were accompanied by aides and supporters. The publication also reported the group made use of brute force to enter the field hospital. The group claimed it was inspecting irregularities related to the functioning of the hospital.

The institution is currently treating 407 low- and medium-risk Covid-19 patients — but has the capacity to host up to 1,800. São Paulo Mayor Bruno Covas stated that the hospital has already treated more than 2,800 people.

In response to the invasion, the city of São Paulo released a statement claiming the group acted in a “disrespectful manner, harassing patients and employees verbally and morally, and putting their own health at risk.” It also reiterated its “total repudiation for violent attitudes and deliberate actions to try to deceive public opinion.”

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Gustavo Ribeiro

An award-winning journalist, Gustavo has extensive experience covering Brazilian politics and international affairs. He has been featured across Brazilian and French media outlets and founded The Brazilian Report in 2017. He holds a master’s degree in Political Science and Latin American studies from Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris.

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