After a late entrance into the world of Covid-19, Brazil has become one of the new epicenters of the disease. As of July 6th, it has reported over 1.6 million Covid-19 cases, second in number only to the United States. The central government, led by President Jair Bolsonaro, initially denied the severity of the disease. Groups that support the country’s far-right leader rallied against quarantine and social distancing measures. The government has no health minister and attempted to block online information about the disease, a decision reversed by the Supreme Court four days later. Community groups such as G-10 favelas, which operates in the 10 largest informal settlements in Brazil, have stepped up in a time of need, providing services and aid. Tommaso Protti, an Italian photojournalist based in Brazil, described the situation for Circle of Blue reporter Sophia Petros.