Ten years of g1 Grande Minas: Remember the coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic | Great Mines

The first case of Covid-19 in the North of Minas was reported by the g1 in April 2020. That was also the first death. Cláudio Manoel Ricardo, 69, lived in Montes Claros and presented symptoms after returning from a trip to São Paulo.

The disease spread to all cities in the region and people had to learn to live with restrictions and health protocols to contain the spread of the virus.

As soon as the first case was registered, the g1 started full coverage in the coverage area of ​​Inter TV Grande Minas: it showed the daily situation of hospitals, restrictions in the municipalities, the arrival of the first doses of the vaccine, in addition to many stories of people who overcame the disease, who lost their lives and the gestures of solidarity that brought a little hope and encouragement at a time of uncertainty for all of us.

To recall this coverage, the g1 gathered 10 reports that marked the two years of the pandemic. Check out:

2 of 8 Cláudio Manoel Ricardo was the first victim of Covid-19 in the region — Photo: Personal archive

Cláudio Manoel Ricardo was the first victim of Covid-19 in the region — Photo: Personal archive

The first death was recorded in the region in April 2020. Cláudio Manoel Ricardo, 69, was a resident of Montes Claros and showed symptoms of the disease after a trip to São Paulo.

In an interview with g1, the son said that his father did not have any health problems and did not believe in the disease. He returned from São Paulo on March 16 and began to feel the first symptoms the next day. The elderly man was admitted to the Aroldo Tourinho Hospital and died on April 1. The test result, which confirmed the disease, was released by the City Hall five days later. This was the most read report on the pandemic with more than half a million hits.

Pregnant woman cancels baby shower because of social isolation and friends make surprise ‘carreata’

Pregnant woman cancels baby shower because of isolation and friends make surprise carriage

After the baby shower was cancelled, a group of friends decided to improvise and made a surprise for mom Ana Paula: the ‘carreata do baby Lucas’. They decorated the entrance to her house, put out cake, gifts and drove down the street.

Ana Paula’s emotion was filmed and the video reverberated on social media. The soundtrack ‘Amigo Velho’, by Grupo Fala Mansa, was chosen to show the importance of friendship ties.

The video had thousands of views and was shared by the Fala Mansa singer on social media, with the caption ‘Who has a friend, has everything’. This report had national repercussion and encouraged the realization of other ‘charreatas’ throughout Brazil.

Doctor treats rare disease patients in her home room during pandemic

3 of 8 Talyssom and Vanessa received the medication in the doctor’s room — Photo: Márcia Novais/ Personal archive

Talyssom and Vanessa received the medication in the doctor’s room — Photo: Márcia Novais/ Personal archive

The initiative of a doctor from Taiobeiras, in the North of Minas, was highlighted in the g1 in May 2020. She adapted the room at home with oxygen and infusion pumps to medicate two patients with a rare disease and, with that, protect them from the risk of contamination by the coronavirus in the hospital, where they were treated.

Talyssom and Vanessa, who were 8 and 15 years old at the time, were diagnosed at the age of two with mucopolysaccharidosis. They used to live in Berizal and once a week they have to travel about 67 km to replace their enzymes at Hospital Santo Antônio, in Taiobeiras. Pediatrician Márcia Novaes decided to infuse the drug at home to preserve the health of patients.

Psychologists in 11 states offer free online care during isolation

4 of 8 Professionals and patients register on the project website — Photo: Disclosure

Professionals and patients register on the project’s website — Photo: Disclosure

In May 2020, the g1 showed the importance of a solidarity psychology project that helped people from several states in Brazil to face the moment of social isolation during the coronavirus pandemic.

Online consultations were offered free of charge by more than a thousand psychologists from 11 states. The project was conceived by a professional from Montes Claros with the help of seven friends from the areas of information and communication technology.

Parents create ‘hug curtain’ and children meet teacher after months without classes

‘Curtain of Hug’ was placed on the door of a teacher’s house in Montes Claros

In June 2020, the g1 showed the emotional reunion of a kindergarten teacher with the students. The parents took a ‘hug curtain’ to the door of teacher Meyre Lidório de Montes Claros’ house.

With each hug, the curtain was sanitized. Students and teacher exchanged affection without contact and managed to kill a little of the homesickness.

Healthy, 30-year-old doctor has 50% of her lung affected by Covid-19

5 of 8 Daniela recovers at home and is still in quarantine — Photo: Daniela Prates / Personal archive

Daniela recovers at home and is still in quarantine — Photo: Daniela Prates / Personal archive

In June 2020, the g1 showed the story of doctor Daniela Prates, 30, who had 50% of her lung affected. She is from Montes Claros, but was working in São Paulo.

At the time, there was still little information about the disease and the doctor said that it may have been contaminated during work.

“We lost a colleague to Covid-19 the day I got sick. The deaths we had were remarkable, as the feeling of powerlessness in the face of the aggressiveness of the virus is great, especially the deaths of colleagues and nursing staff who were contaminated while working ”, she said.

This report had national repercussion and reached about 300 thousand hits.

Two elderly people from Asilo São Vicente de Paulo are the first vaccinated against Covid-19 in the interior of Minas Gerais

6 of 8 Two elderly people from Asilo São Vicente de Paulo were the first vaccinated — Photo: Pablo Caires/ Inter TV

Two elderly people from Asilo São Vicente de Paulo were the first vaccinated — Photo: Pablo Caires/ Inter TV

On January 19, 2021, the g1 recorded the arrival of the first shipment of immunizations in the North of Minas and showed the emotion of the first vaccinated. Dona Maria das Dores Reis, 90, and her Eroldites Cardoso, 96, lived at the São Vicente de Paulo Asylum and were the first vaccinated in the interior of Minas. They received the CoronaVac dose in a symbolic ceremony attended by Governor Romeu Zema and other authorities.

In this first shipment, 42,280 doses of CoronaVac were delivered to 86 municipalities in the North of Minas.

Norte de Minas is included in the ‘purple wave’

In March 2021, Governor Romeu Zema included Norte de Minas in the “purple wave”, which provided for more restrictive measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus, such as closing non-essential businesses, curfew from 8 pm to 5 am and restriction of circulation. of people, who were only able to leave the house for essential activities. The lockdown covered 86 municipalities in the expanded health region.

At the time, the occupancy rate of SUS clinical beds was 94%, SUS adult ICU occupancy rate was 84%, and 79% for private/agreement clinical beds.

After having 95% of her lung affected by Covid, daughter fulfills promise made by her mother and leaves hospital paying tribute to sister Dulce

7 of 8 Andreia was discharged from Santa Casa de Montes Claros after 35 days in hospital — Photo: Personal archive

Andreia was discharged from Santa Casa de Montes Claros after 35 days in hospital — Photo: Personal archive

During the pandemic, the g1 showed many stories of people who clung to faith and were healed from Covid-19. One of them was that of Andreia da Silva Fernandes, 38, who left the hospital wearing clothes reminiscent of the ones Sister Dulce wore to fulfill a promise made by her mother.

Andreia was diabetic, hypertensive and obese, and had 95% of her lung compromised. She spent 35 days in the hospital, most of that period intubated and had three cardiac arrests.

Public school students write books with reports about the pandemic

8 of 8 Students published books about their experiences in the pandemic — Photo: Personal archive

Students published books about their experiences in the pandemic — Photo: Personal archive

Children from a public school in Taiobeiras wrote books that portray the experiences they had during the coronavirus pandemic. The initiative was developed at Escola Estadual Dona Beti and the books were published by Estante Mágica, the largest platform for pedagogical projects in Brazil. Several stories caught the attention of educators, such as Mariana, 10, who reported on the loss of her father who was a victim of Covid-19.

In the excerpt of the story, the girl wrote: “This evil and ugly virus took my father away from me. He has already killed and is killing many people all over the world.” Mariana’s father was 56 years old and died on May 9. In an interview with g1the mother said that the two were very attached, but she did not expect her daughter to write about it in the book.

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