People wear protective masks made by seamstresses of the Vila Novo Sao Lucas favela, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: Brazil looks to build its own ventilators as China orders fall through

  • Brazil turns to local companies as competitive global market limits medical supplies
  • It is the country hardest hit by the pandemic in Latin America, and is bracing for potential devastation if big outbreaks erupt
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
People wear protective masks made by seamstresses of the Vila Novo Sao Lucas favela, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Photo: AFP
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