With information from Agência Brasil

Provisional Measure (MP) No. 921, of February 7, was published, which opens an extraordinary credit, in favor of the Ministry of Defense, in the amount of R $ 11,287,803.00.

The money is to be used to face the “Public Health Emergency of International Importance Due to the Coronavirus”.

The MP, signed by President Jair Bolsonaro, is published in the Official Gazette this Monday (10).

Rescued Brazilians

The 34 Brazilians rescued in China – 31 are returnees and three diplomats – arrived at Anápolis Air Base, in Goiás, this Sunday morning (9).

They came in two Brazilian Air Force (FAB) planes sent to the Asian country last Wednesday (5).

The aircraft landed at 6:05 am and 6:12 am from Fortaleza, the last technical stopover on the route called Operation Return.

The rescue was made in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the worldwide coronavirus outbreak. The aircraft also brought four Poles and a Chinese who landed in Warsaw, Poland, one of the stopover locations for supplies.


Coronaviruses have been known since the mid-1960s and have been associated with other episodes of international alert in recent years. In 2002, a variant generated an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) that also started in China and reached more than 8,000 people. In 2012, a new coronavirus caused a respiratory syndrome in the Middle East, which was called Mers.

The current broadcast was identified on January 7. The World Health Organization (WHO) office in China was looking for answers to cases of pneumonia of a previously unknown etiology affecting residents of the city of Wuhan. On January 11, a seafood market was identified as the place of origin of the transmission. The space was closed by the Chinese government.