RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Santa Cruz Secretary of Health and Human Development Fernando Pacheco told the media that declaring a red health alert in the department was decided to "enable administrative and logistical measures" to address the 4th wave of Covid-19.
Pacheco argued that intensive care units are becoming full and that there has also been an increase in the number of daily infections, leading authorities to assess that the region will enter a "health emergency" situation in the coming days.
"It is advisable that we should implement our health emergency measures, that we activate our Departmental Emergency Operations . . .