October 6, 2022

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SP city fears omicron variant and may delay release of masks in open environments |  Sao Paulo

SP city fears omicron variant and may delay release of masks in open environments | Sao Paulo

This Monday (29), Municipal Secretary of Health, Edson Aparecido, Consider it reckless to maintain release expectations over the next few weeks.

a The variant was first registered in South Africa It is already considered the person with the largest number of mutations. Experts are trying to find out how transmissible or dangerous it is.

Ômicron: What is known about the new variant discovered in South Africa

Municipal Administration Still waiting for the results of her own studyThe expectation, at first, was to follow the schedule set by the government.

A new opinion is due to be issued on the matter on December 6, which is the scheduled date for the completion of analyzes by the Municipal Health Service on the feasibility of this flexibility.

This Sunday (28), the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) reported that one of the passengers Brazilians who passed through South Africa and arrived in Guarulhos, in greater São Paulo, have tested positive for Covid-19..

No confirmation if the state is an omicron variable. Gene sequencing to determine the strain of the virus is being carried out by the Adolfo Lutz Institute, and expectations are that the analysis will be ready in five days.

The patient, who is already in isolation, has a full vaccination schedule. He is a 29-year-old male from Guarulhos who came from Ethiopia. He is now at home and has only mild symptoms of illness.

The organization also stated that there was a lot of skepticism about the variable, especially about the real danger it represented.

Since last week, countries have stopped flights from African countries in an effort to limit the spread of the variant, which has already been confirmed on all continents (See the list of countries here).

'It's a moment of caution, to resume mask use and care,' says WHO deputy director at Micron.

‘It’s a moment of caution, to resume mask use and care,’ says WHO deputy director at Micron.

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