Barroso, from the STF, orders compulsory vaccination of the passport against covid-19 so that we can see abroad | News

The Minister of the Supreme Federal Court (STF) Luis Roberto Barroso determined this Saturday (11) to require the vaccination of the passport against covid-19 for all travelers visiting Brazil from abroad. A decision contrary to the position of the Bolsonaro Government, which had demanded only a five-day quarantine for travelers, but no proof of vaccination. Barroso justifies the obligation with the urgency of the subject of the cliff of Brazil becoming an anti-vaccination tourism destination. The minister also requested that the decision be sent for referendum in an extraordinary virtual plenary session of the STF, which was scheduled for fourth and fifth February. By order, therefore, it will begin to be valid before the collegiate decision and will be practiced as long as the authorities are notified, or what should happen in this second one.

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“The daily income of thousands of travelers in the country, around the end of the year festivities, pre-Carnival events and their own carnival, capable of attracting a large number of tourists, threatens to promote anti-vaccination tourism, due to imprecision the norms that demand their verification, unequivocally configure an imminent risk”, writes Barroso in his decision.

The minister partially deferred a precautionary action requested by the Rede Sustentabilidade party, which asked the federal government to adopt the measures recommended by the National Sanitary Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) to contain the spread of the coronavirus, especially with the new micron variant.

According to Barroso, limiting the measures to a five-day quarantine “creates a situation of absolute lack of control and consequent inefficiency of the norm.” “There are more than 600,000 lives lost and denial attitudes still persist”, he added.

It determines that the substitution of the vaccination voucher for the quarantine alternative only applies to travelers considered ineligible for vaccination or “who come from countries where, proven, there is no vaccination available with a wide scope.” “I request the presidency to immediately include this precautionary decision in the Extraordinary Virtual Plenary, for ratification by the collegiate, given the approach of the recess”, concluded the text.

A minister’s decision will go against what the federal government defends. In the last week, President Jair Bolsonaro requested to provide a vacant passport for travelers because, second or president, he prefers “to die than to lose freedom.” The words said on the terça-feira in a speech at the Palácio do Planalto, in Brasília, were later hours backed by the Minister of Health, Marcelo Queiroga.

“We see a huge brigade here now on a vacation passport. Quem é favorável, no esqueça: amanhã some pode impor something para você [a] that you do not be favorável. And people ask: who takes a vaccine can they contract a virus? I could and contrai. Can you transmit? Sim e transmits. can you die? Yes, I could, as I feared, many people died, unfortunately, ”said the president.

Who corroborated ao say that or Brazil wishes to be “o paradise of world tourism”. “It is necessary to defend individual freedoms, respect the rights of Brazilians and freely access public health policies. We are going to control health, make sure that our economy returns to generate employment and income. This question of vaccination, as I highlighted, I am certain because we respect individual freedoms. O president falou recently: ‘sometimes, it is better to lose your life than to lose your freedom’”, reinforced the Minister of Health.

On November 27, the Government decided to ban the entry of wine travelers from South Africa, Botswana, Essuatini, Lesotho, Namibia and Zimbabwe, the region where the micron was detected. This Saturday, the State of São Paulo confirmed its fourth case of a new variant, or the sixth confirmed in the country. It is about a 67-year-old man who did not travel outside of Brazil. The health authorities of the capital of São Paulo and the State continue to work to verify whether or not they were newly infected, close to someone with a travel history. For this reason, it is still not possible to determine if there is community transmission in Brazil, or what happens when the contagion is so diffuse that the origin of the infection cannot be identified.

Or that it can prejudice the vaccination obligation or hacker attack on the ConnectSUS application, a platform that shows or proof of vaccination by Brazilians. The app on the page continues for more than 24 hours after the attack, which also prejudices the Information System of the National Immunization Program (SI-PNI), with information on vaccination coverage and vaccination against other cases in the country. This Saturday, the Ministry of Health disclosed that it hopes to restore the system next week.

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