In an extraordinary meeting, the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) recommended, on Tuesday night (22), the mandatory return to the use of masks in airports and planes to protect against the disease. Covid-19🇧🇷 The decision was voted on by a majority of the agency’s board of directors.
Anvisa considered the current epidemiological scenario to determine the mandatory use of facial protection apparatus.
The proximity of the end of year festivities and school holidays were also mentioned by CEO Antonio Barra Torres as determinants for the decision.
In August of this year, the use of face protection masks was no longer mandatory in airports and aircraft in Brazil.
The director and rapporteur for the agenda, Daniel Pereira, voted for the recommendation of wearing a mask in airports and aircraft, but not for mandatory.
Director Alex Machado Campos agreed with the use of masks, but brought the proposal to vote for mandatory use at airports.
Director Meiruze Freitas followed the decision of Director Campos, for mandatory facial protection, as well as Director President Antonio Barra Torres and Director Rômison Rodrigues Mota.
Also this Tuesday, in an extraordinary meeting, Anvisa unanimously approved the emergency use of two bivalent Pfizer vaccines against Covid-19.
There are two updated immunizers that include sublines of the Ômicron variant of the coronavirus and should be used as booster doses against the disease:
- Bivalent BA1 – protects against the original variant as well as the Omicron BA1 variant.
- Bivalent BA4/BA5 – protects against the original variant as well as the Omicron BA4/BA5 variant.
Source: CNN Brasil