Minister of Health was at Hospital Municipal Guarapiranga, in the South Zone of São Paulo, during the delivery of 65 new beds for Covid-19 treatment
The Minister of Health, Marcelo Queiroga, said that Jair Bolsonaro requested “studies” on the use of More expensive in Brazil. This week, the President of the Republic defended the release of protective equipment for people who have been vaccinated or who have already contracted the disease. Bolsonaro commented that he asked the Minister of Health for an “opinion” on the matter. At an event this Friday, Queiroga once again stated that he is not a “censor” of Bolsonaro’s speeches. “The President of the Republic asked us to carry out studies. He has been following the pace of vaccination in Brazil and also in the world and countries that have achieved broad vaccination coverage, we have already seen the use of masks more flexible. This will be our case and we are studying to have solid positions and to anticipate all the measures that must be put in place to face the pandemic. I am not a censor of the President of the Republic’s speech.” Queiroga’s statement was made at the Hospital Municipal Guarapiranga, in the South Zone of São Paulo, during the delivery of 65 new beds for the treatment of Covid-19. The hospital is maintained with resources from the federal and municipal government.
The mayor of São Paulo, Ricardo Nunes, stated that the city will not abandon the use of masks. “Absolutely independent. Here in the city of São Paulo we are always going to guide people to the use of masks. Under no circumstances is the use of masks scientifically proven to help reduce transmission, hand washing, alcohol gel, social distance. In the city of São Paulo, we will continue in the same line that the use of masks is very important.” The Secretary of Health of São Paulo, Edson Appeared, also stressed that the policy should not change in the municipality. “In the city of São Paulo, the mask is mandatory. It’s law. In the city of São Paulo, wearing a mask is a law. Above all, we authorities have to set an example.” Aparecido highlighted that the delivery of new beds is part of the management’s promise to deliver 250 vacancies by the end of this month. According to the secretary, the possible third wave of the pandemic in the city of São Paulo, scheduled for next week, “has been postponed” and could happen around June 25th – that’s why the installation of new beds is so important.
*With information from reporter Beatriz Manfredini