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Wednesday, 30 November 2022 10:21 GMT

Brazilians return to use face masks at airports, airplanes


(MENAFN) Health officials in Brazil proclaimed the return of face masks on airplanes and at airports Wednesday in an efforts to control the spread of the coronavirus.

The measure is set to be applied on Nov. 25.

The National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) stated following a board conference Monday with specialists from the health community who analyzed the latest information on the virus.

"Given the current epidemiological data, which indicate an increase in the number of cases of Covid-19 in the Brazilian population, the Collegiate Board considered it necessary to resume the mandatory use of face protection masks in airports and aircraft, in order to contain the spread of the disease in the population that uses these environments," the agency stated.

Anvisa also noted the use of covers had been suggested since August, mainly for those with flu symptoms and those seen as weak.

It went on to declare the agency stays "attentive, evaluating and monitoring epidemiological data, so that measures can be revisited whenever necessary."

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