NS Health Minister Marcelo Quiroga, said this Thursday (02) that asking for proof of vaccination to enter the country is a complex decision that must be taken by all ministries concerned with the matter. Quiroga also indicated that he is against resuming traffic restrictions.
“This is a sensitive issue, which involves issues of a health nature, but also includes other issues, such as the right of people to move freely,” the minister said during a meeting on the omicron type of coronavirus.
a National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) it’s the Federal Court of Accounts (TCU) It has previously recommended a proof of vaccination requirement for travelers, but the government is resisting.
The decision, however, will be up to a working group made up of the Ministries of Health, Justice and Infrastructure, coordinated by the Civil House.
in line with what Justice Minister Anderson Torres, Quiroga noted that the first two positive cases of the omicron variant were confirmed in people vaccinated with the two doses, proving that those who were vaccinated can also be infected and transmit covid-19.
The two passengers, who came from South Africa, passed through Ethiopia and Sao Paulo and are now in Brasilia. One has mild symptoms and the other has no symptoms.
For now, the health minister said, the new strain is no cause for panic. He highlighted the importance of vaccination and said that the country cannot return to isolation measures since the beginning of the epidemic.
“We cannot go from a libertarian situation, from parties, New Year’s Eve and Carnival, to a state of complete shutdown of our economy, because we already know the consequences. And even because there is no reason for it,” Quiroga said.
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