Eight days after facilitating the use of masks in open spaces, the Sao Paulo government has extended the issue of individual protection Also to indoor. The decision is contained in a decree Posted today (17) In an additional edition of the State Gazette with immediate effect.
The document asserts, however, that there are still some places where the use of masks remains mandatory, such as public transportation and health facilities, whether public or private.
Where it remains mandatory to wear masks:
- Public and private health units (hospitals, basic health units, emergency care units)
- Medical and dental offices
- testing laboratories
Masks also remain mandatory on aircraft and airport boarding areas, following guidelines by Anvisa (the national health watchdog agency), which dictates the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) even in states where there is flexibility.
In an interview with CNN Brasil, shortly after the action was mentioned on social media, Governor Joao Doria The (PSDB) stated that care used to combat the Corona virus must remain – such as the use of alcohol gel – and that the launch “only means that there is no longer a mandatory use of masks”.
With the new decree, the use of masks is also made optional in places such as offices, shopping malls, classrooms and gyms.
When mask usage becomes optional/optional:
- shopping centers
- commercial stores
- Offices and work environments
- Football pitches and other event venues
The decree is accompanied by a technical note from the Scientific Committee. Signed by coordinator Paulo Menezes, it states that the commission recommends facilitating the use of masks after “continuous improvement in all epidemiological indicators to monitor the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic.”
On March 9, the state government had already done so Do not use masks outdoors, including open courts and schoolyards; In the classroom, protection is still needed. On the same day, it was also announced Release 100% of occupancy capacity In events that are held in open environments, such as stadiums and concerts, even in conglomerate situations.
The daily rate of new admissions this week reached the level of 287 admissions, which is the lowest number since the beginning of this year, which represents a decrease of 18.9% compared to last week.
The note also highlights that “Currently, more than 14 days after carnival In 2022, the pattern of gradual improvement in the epidemiological indicators, as observed during the weeks preceding the holiday, was maintained, indicating that the transmission of Sars-Cov-2 virus in the state of São Paulo continues to gradually decline.”
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