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São Paulo resumes mandatory use of mask in public transport

The government of the state of São Paulo and the city hall of the capital decided to resume the use of mandatory masks in public transport, starting on Saturday (26). The decision was taken following a recommendation from the Management Board of the State Secretariat for Science, Research and Development in Health against the advancement of Covid-19 cases.

The government recommends that the measure be adopted by all municipalities in the state and reiterates the importance of the population having its complete vaccination cycle.

In the last 14 days, the number of hospitalizations due to Covid-19 in ward and ICU beds grew by 156% and 97.5%, respectively, in the state.

In a note, the Council recommends increasing vaccination coverage in children and adolescents and reinforcing the need for booster doses for adults; provide antiviral treatments for people with mild or moderate cases; and reiterate the need to use masks in situations with a higher risk of transmission (such as public transport) and for people who are in the risk group.

Source: CNN Brasil

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