U.S. donates disaster response structure to Minas Gerais 

The mobile structure has 40 beds, power generators and air ventilators 

Belo Horizonte, February 10, 2021: The United States of America, through the United States Southern Command of the Department of Defense donated to the government of Minas Gerais a mobile disaster response structure. Aside from the structure40 beds, power generators, and air ventilators were also donated to support the population of Minas Gerais during the new coronavirus pandemic and in cases of natural disasterA delegation from the U.S. Department of Defense is in Belo Horizonte to train a Civil Defense team that will be in charge of managing the structure in the state.   

The U.S. Consul in Belo Horizonte, Katherine Ordoñez, is pleased with the collaboration with the Minas Gerais government and for being able to contribute to the strengthening of the state’s response in cases of calamities and the fight against Covid-19.

Regarding the fight against Covid-19 in Brazil, Ambassador Todd Chapman reinforced the continued U.S. support and the importance of that assistance reaching the people of Minas Gerais: “The state of Minas Gerais is a long-time partner in areas such as trade, education, and infrastructure, and now we are facing this invisible enemy together. We are pleased to be able to assist the mineiros in meeting this and other challenges that may come in the future.”   

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For further information on this Media Note, please contact the Public Affairs Coordinator in the U.S. Embassy Branch Office in Belo Horizonte, Ana Lúcia Santos by e-mail: santosalg@state.gov