Published 9/2/2021 9:35 PM / Updated 9/2/2021 9:35 PM
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The Ministry of Health announced, on Thursday evening (2/9), the distribution of 16 million doses of vaccination against Covid-19 by the end of the week. The volume will send 10.4 million vaccines from Coronavac, produced by the Butantan Institute, and 5.6 million batches from Pfizer to states and the federal district.
Mass distribution will speed up the pace of vaccination in the country. Brazil has already surpassed the United States in the rate of vaccination: 61.96% of Brazilians have received a dose of the immunizing agent, according to media consortium data, while 60.96% of Americans are in the same condition.
According to the Ministry of Health, 192,075,392 vaccines have been applied, between the first two doses (130,440,173) and the second dose (61,796,738). Find out the vaccination rate in your state Here.
#ValeRembrar: Even if vaccinated, care must be taken to reduce the risk of covid-19 infection and to avoid infection.
With vaccinations, governors have relaxed preventive measures
Increased immunization coverage led to the cancellation of the strict preventive measures taken by the country’s governors. On August 17, João Doria (PSDB) ended restrictions on time limits and occupation for trade and other economic activities. However, on Wednesday (1/9) the capital began asking for a vaccine passport, proof that he took a dose to enter big events and even some restaurants.
This Thursday (2/9), it’s the turn of the Federal District to lift the restrictions. Governor Ibanés Rocha (MDB) suspended the curfew, which was at 1 am, and launched the operation of the economic sector according to the work permit of each institution. Concerts with large numbers of people and required ticket sales are still prohibited. But weddings, christenings, birthdays, and family gatherings, for example, are allowed without any time restrictions.
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