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In Brazil, COVID-19 vaccinees will be allowed not to wear masks

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said that the country’s health ministry will soon issue a recommendation allowing people who have been vaccinated against coronavirus not to wear medical masks. The same will apply to the requirement to comply with quarantine.

“I just spoke with the Minister of Health. He intends to develop a recommendation to make wearing masks optional for those who have already been vaccinated or have been ill, ”said Mr. Bolsonaro (quoted by TASS).

More than 17 million people have been infected with the coronavirus in Brazil since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Johns Hopkins University. 479 thousand people became victims of the infection. The country ranks third in the world in terms of the number of cases.

In May, it became known that the Brazilian pharmaceutical company Uniao Quimica will begin production of Sputnik V, pending its registration in the country. Now the National Sanitary Inspection Agency (Anvisa) of Brazil has allowed six states of the country to independently import and conditionally apply the Russian vaccine. Brazil intends to produce approximately 8 million doses of Sputnik V per month.

On April 27, the Brazilian regulator did not allow the import and use of Sputnik V. The reason for this was the presence of replicating adenoviruses in the preparation, which can cause infections in healthy people after vaccination. Russian developers denied the statement and called the regulator’s decision political.

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