Bolsonaro says he will go to Acre to monitor emergency situation – Prime Time Zone

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In addition to the flooding of rivers, the region faces a high number of deaths due to Covid-19, a migratory crisis on the border with Peru and an outbreak of dengue

Samuel Bryan / Government of AcreImmigrants camped on the Brazil-Peru Integration Bridge

The president Jair Bolsonaro (without a party) said on Sunday, 21, that he should go to Acre next Wednesday, 24, to monitor the state of emergency in the state. The announcement was made to Senator Marcio Bittar (MDB-AC), in a video posted on the parliamentarian’s social networks. This Sunday’s meeting also counted on the participation of the Minister of the Government Secretariat, Luiz Eduardo Ramos. “Once again, the president opens the agenda to receive us together with Minister Ramos to address the problem that Acre is experiencing. Dozens of families are already isolated, cities like Sena Madureira, Tarauacá, Cruzeiro do Sul and Rio Branco, and the president has a word of encouragement and support for our people, ”said the senator. “We know about the problems through Senator Bittar. We are taking action and next Wednesday, if God wants, we will be in Acre ”, said the president afterwards.

According to the government of Acre, more than 28 thousand people were affected by the flooding of the Juruá River, in Cruzeiro do Sul. With heavy rains reaching the state, the situation of rivers throughout the region is being monitored by the State Civil Defense Coordination. In addition to the Juruá river, the Acre river, the Iaco river, the Abunã river and the Tarauacá river are above the flood level. At least ten cities have already been affected by floods. In addition to the flooding of rivers, the state of Acre faces a high number of cases and deaths due to Covid-19, a migratory crisis on the border with Peru and an outbreak of dengue.