PBH postpones classes of children from 5 to 11 years and announces test requirement in event

Name of the local/regional government
Belo Horizonte
Brazil
Government representative or decision and policy-maker
Type of initiative
Response
Highest scale of the initiative
City
Metropolitan Area
Type of response
Education
Health
Contact information:
brunops@pbh.gov.br
Initiative language
English

The classroom classes in the capital for students aged 5 to 11 started on February 14. The return date was announced by Mayor Alexandre Kalil, in a press conference granted on January 26. According to the mayor, the measure was taken so that there was time to the children receive their vaccine against Covid-19. School activities for students over 12 years and under 4 years were authorized in Belo Horizonte.

During the press conference, the municipal health secretary, Jackson Machado Pinto, emphasized that immunization is the most effective measure in combating the disease. “I would like to reinforce the idea that vaccines are absolutely safe and the effectiveness is already proven in reducing the need for hospitalization, both in ward and ICU beds,” he explained.

To which (if any) collective(s) is addressed mainly this initiative?
Kids
Is this initiative supported by any organization?
No
This initiative has been created...
As a reaction to specific problems generated by the pandemic

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