Portugal is not considering exempting vaccinated people from using the mask, which today guarantees Assistant Secretary of State and Health, Lacerda Sales, claiming that there is no scientific force to proceed with the procedure.
“We have made the decision, even after vaccination, to keep the mask, to move away, and thus to maintain the guidelines of the Directorate General of Health (DGS),” said Antonio Laserda Sales, in Caldas da Rainha, stating that “there is still solid scientific knowledge about the possibility of transmission [do vírus], Namely in asymptomatic patients. “
The United States announced Thursday that it will end the mandatory use of face masks for people who have been vaccinated, including in some closed environments, due to the positive development to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revised its guidelines for people who have been fully vaccinated, allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors, in crowded places, and in most indoor environments, although their use is still sought after in crowded indoor environments. , Such as buses, airplanes, hospitals, or prisons.
In response to a question by the French News Agency, the Foreign Minister stressed that after vaccination, “what is scientifically strong is that there is immunity, so to speak, against dangerous diseases.” But he said that the country still does not have a “definition of this process,” about whether the mask can be dispensed with after vaccination.
“Quite the opposite,” what the government recommends is “keeping distance, keeping the mask”, recommendations that Lacerda Sales believes will be “indicators in the near future”, despite the development of scientific knowledge regarding covid-19, measures “It can be adapted and adapted to the new standards.”
Antonio Laserda Sales was speaking at Caldas da Rainha, on the sidelines of the city’s Day celebrations, which she presides over today, on a day dedicated to thermals and primary care.