Coronavirus Volunteer Program in Rio Enrols Over 15,000 in Two Days

Launched last Wednesday, March 18th, by the State Health Secretariat (SES), the volunteer enrollment website for fighting the coronavirus in Rio de Janeiro now has over 22,000 candidates.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - There were over 10,000 applicants in the first 24 hours of operation alone. Among the volunteers, 56 percent are students and 44 percent are health care practitioners, including doctors, nurses, nursing technicians, physiotherapists, nutritionists, psychologists, and others.

Volunteers will reinforce the teams in the patient care units as a result of the Covid-19 infection throughout the state. According to the Secretary of Health, Edmar Santos, saving lives is what is motivating the population to apply.

"Solidarity will make a difference with volunteers by strengthening the fight in caring for patients with coronavirus. The more . . .

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