Ozias Alves Júnior had been hospitalized since the 26th. Together with his brother, Décio Alves, Ozias founded the Biguaçu em Foco newspaper in 1993. Married, the journalist would be 51 years old on the 8th.
Savas Apóstolo worked in several state newspapers and was a press officer for the Public Security Secretariat (SSP). He leaves a wife and a small son.
Ney Padilha made radio history in Santa Catarina and worked in sports publishing. The Catarinense Press Association (ACI) released a statement lamenting the death of the communicators.
“The moment is of mourning for everyone who has lost loved ones and ICA is in solidarity with the families and friends of the victims of this pandemic,” the organization said in a statement.
On social media, friends and family wrote testimonials and tributes to journalists: “Life is too unfair. I don’t know how many more will have to leave until things get better,” wrote a friend of Savas.
Details of journalist deaths and burial schedules have not been released.
Santa Catarina faces one of the most critical moments of the pandemic. On Friday night, the state reached 11,125 deaths from Covid-19. In total, since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 813,000 people have been infected. Hospitals are full and there are 252 people on the ICU waiting list. (see the video below)
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