Bolsonaro says that decision about mask is up to Queiroga, governors and mayors

A new statement by the president comes a day after he said that the minister would be preparing an opinion to end the requirement of the protection item for those vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19

MATEUS BONOMI/AGIF – PHOTOGRAPHY AGENCY/ESTADÃO CONTENTBolsonaro’s new statement comes a day after he said he would ask Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga for an opinion to end the protection requirement

The President of the Republic, Jair Bolsonaro, returned to talking about the use of a mask during the pandemic. In a conversation with the press at the Palácio da Alvorada this Friday, the 11th, the agent again defended the release of the protection item for people who have been vaccinated against the Covid-19 or who have recovered from their illness. However, he stated that the final decision on the subject will be made by mayors and governors. “I don’t whistle anything,” he said, referring to the decision of the Supreme Court (STF) last year, which considered that states and municipalities have autonomy to adopt actions to combat the health crisis. Since then, Bolsonaro, as well as members of the government, have argued that the Court’s ruling stripped the government of responsibility for the measures taken. “I asked the Minister of Health to do a study on mask. Who has already been infected and who took vaccine no need to wear a mask. He will decide [ministro Marcelo Queiroga], give an opinion. Although the governor and mayor decides at the end of the line, I don’t whistle anything. Is it or is not it? According to the Supreme Court, they are in charge,” he said.

Bolsonaro’s new statement comes a day after he said he would ask the minister of health, Marcelo Queiroga, an opinion to end the protection requirement . “He (Queiroga) is going to finalize an opinion aimed at releasing the use of masks by those who have already been vaccinated or who have already been contaminated to remove this symbol, which obviously has its use for those who are infected,” he said at an event on Thursday. fair. The possibility, however, goes against the position of Queiroga, who testified to the CPI of Covid-19, this week, highlighted the importance of the sanitary item. “At the Ministry of Health, my first attitude as minister, senator Humberto Costa, was to issue an ordinance requiring the use of masks in the Ministry of Health, because we think this is important”, said the minister at the time.

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