The City of São Paulo published on Saturday (14) a municipal decree that exempts the requirement of the vaccine passport for access in establishments in the capital. The decree that required the document was created to try to keep environments safer at a time when vaccination coverage was lower.
The prefecture also revoked two items of the municipal decree that required the use of a mask for taxi drivers and passengers and for app cars. The measures have already started to take effect.
According to the city hall, the decision considered the vaccination coverage of 31.2 million doses of vaccines against Covid-19 applied in all age groups and eligible groups, in addition to the decrease in hospital admissions due to the coronavirus. Currently, the occupancy rate is 14% for wards and 21% for Intensive Care Units (ICUs).
The use of masks remains mandatory in collective transport such as buses, trains and subway, in addition to health units.
Until Sunday (15), Brazil recorded 46 new deaths from Covid-19, according to data from the National Council of Health Secretaries (Conass). The seven-day moving average of deaths in the country stood at 111.
In all, 664,918 people have died from a coronavirus infection in Brazil since the beginning of the pandemic.
In the last period, Conass recorded another 6,296 cases of the disease, bringing the total to 30,688,390. The moving average of cases stood at 17,693.
The indices consider the average number of infections and deaths recorded in the last seven days. The data allow monitoring of the pandemic indicators without possible distortions caused by possible underreporting on weekends.
Source: CNN Brasil