On Wednesday, Brazil made it mandatory to wear masks at airports and planes, in an attempt to contain the spread of the Corona virus.
And the National Health Surveillance Agency “Anvisa” (a government institution) announced, in a statement, that “given the current epidemic data, which indicate an increase in the number of cases of coronavirus infection among Brazilians, the Board of Directors considered it necessary to resume the compulsory use of masks in airports and aircraft.” .
The measure is scheduled to enter into force on November 25, according to the same source.
“Disease is spreading among the population that uses these environments,” the statement said.
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And the use of masks has been recommended since last August, especially for those who show symptoms of influenza, and those who are considered at risk, according to the same source.
The agency confirmed that it “continues to evaluate and monitor epidemic data, so that measures can be reviewed whenever necessary.”
Brazil, with a population of 214 million, has recorded 35 million cases of coronavirus, and 689,155 deaths, according to the US-based Johns Hopkins University.