The streets of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are empty and roads are deserted due to lockdown. People are staying away from each other due to social distancing. All of these are having the most impact on sex workers, especially transgender sex workers. In fact, Brazil is already called the most dangerous country in the case of transgender and here the transgender sex workers are getting double watch of coronavirus. Due to lack of customers and income here, trans sex workers are facing many serious challenges.
At the same time, 44-year-old Elba Tavrej of north-eastern Brazil says, 'You can see empty roads, closed shops and a declining economy. I am no longer in that race of prostitution but yes, I still do this work. There are very few customers here now. Along with this, let us also tell you that due to fear and partiality in Brazil, many transgender bodies are forced to trade, but this path is not easy for them. Elba Tavrej says about this, 'Here only those who are strong and strong and I am very weak. Being poor and transgender makes me more vulnerable. Though even if I were not poor, but still trans, this discrimination would have continued.
At the same time, facing the challenge of Covid-19, Elba said, 'We are getting a little help from the government but that is not enough. There is a lot of crime and corruption here and government efforts to curb them are very less. He says, 'It is really difficult because there is almost no one on the road ... I am a sex worker and it is very terrible for me. I still go out in search of a customer because if I don't go to my work, I will die of hunger. ' At the same time, 26-year-old Stephanie Gonclave is a trans sex worker in southeastern Brazil and Stephanie says that 'life has become very difficult after the coronavirus spread in Rio.'