The Minister of Health, Ximena Aguilera, reported this Wednesday that The mobility pass requirement and the mandatory use of a mask will be eliminated, except in the case of health establishments, as of October 1.
“Covid-19 is not going to go away, it will continue with us, therefore the vaccination campaign against Covid-19 will be included in the annual vaccination plan for risk groups, as is done against influenza,” said Minister Aguilera in a press point in La Moneda.
One of the main changes is the limitation of the use of masks, which will be mandatory for “consultants of health establishments of any kind” and for those who come to these centers for other reasons. Unlike the previous measure, the authorities now recommend the use of a mask if respiratory symptoms occur or public transport is used.
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Along the same lines, the Minister of Health announced that “The Mobility Pass will be discontinued”, but he did not rule out that this tool will be required again in the future according to “epidemiological evolution” of the country and the level of vaccination of the population.
As is currently done with Influenza, the authorities announced the implementation since October of a new vaccine against Covid-19, which will be incorporated into the National Vaccination Program as an annual inoculation strategy for the vulnerable population. Those people who have not completed their vaccination schedule will be able to continue their process in the various vaccination centers in the country.
Capacity and testing
Minister Aguilera announced that “limitations are removed” in open and closed spaces, but stressed that “having transmission It is very important that the places are well ventilated,” explained the authority.
Likewise, the undersecretary of Healthcare Networks, Fernando Araos, indicated that from October 1 the “rehabilitation of people with hospital discharge with risk of sequel by Covid-19” will be included in the GES.
For his part, Cristobal Cuadrado, Undersecretary of Public Health, explained that the active search for cases will be maintained in places of “high turnout” and that the pharmacies will have a test of “self-applied antigens in 3 steps” that can be found in the different branches throughout the country, allowing the population to be tested responsibly.