Covid: Use of masks is again mandatory in BH in closed places

The secretary of health of Belo Horizonte, Cláudia Navarro, informed, in a press conference on the afternoon of this Monday (13), that the use of masks becomes mandatory in closed environments in Belo Horizonte. The rule goes into effect this Tuesday (14) and will, at least, until July 31. Inside football stadiums and at fairs, for example, there is no obligation. In open areas of schools, it is up to the management to decide.

According to data from the epidemiological bulletin of the Minas Gerais State Health Department (SES-MG), in the last 24 hours, 13,099 cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in the state.

In the same period, 18 deaths were recorded in Minas Gerais. In an interview given last week to O TEMPO, the former member of the extinct committee to deal with Covid, the infectologist Unaí Tupinambás, had already considered that this measure was indispensable, in addition, he considers that the capital of Minas Gerais is undergoing a fourth wave of contamination of the new coronavirus.

childhood vaccination

The secretary reported that childhood vaccination (from 5 to 11 years old) is much lower than expected. Only 70% of the target audience took the first dose, while the second was only given to 56% of the group. “The concern is general and the issue related to children is related to the low rate of vaccination”, explained Cláudia.

adult vaccination

Regarding the immunization of adults against Covid-19, Cláudia explained that 109% of the public has already taken the first dose (it is more than 100% because it includes people who do not live in Belo Horizonte). In addition, 100% have already taken the second dose (or single dose) and 34% received the fourth dose (this audience is still being summoned).

On the criticism by the City of Belo Horizonte (PBH) no longer disclosing the transmissibility rate of the disease (Rt)the secretary informed that the rate disclosed in the period of crisis was related to the rate of hospitalized patients.

“We (now) have a very low rate of hospitalized patients and we would be (if there was a disclosure) giving the wrong idea, if we compare it to one, two years ago”, explained Cláudia during the press conference.

Article updated at 5:11 pm

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