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This coming Monday begins the removal of the mask in school spaces

San Andrés, Bogotá, Quindío, Barranquilla and Boyacá, for example, are departments and districts that can withdraw the use of face masks in closed spaces in all their territories.

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From Cartagena, where the Minister of Health Fernando Ruiz led the Unified Command Post, the government reiterated that since May 16, the territories that have 70% of complete vaccination schemes against covid-19 and 40% of reinforcements of That 70%, as announced, will be able to remove the mandatory face mask in school spaces.

“We wanted this epidemiological period to analyze the figures and if there was any data that worried us, we would change the decision, but we have had the same indicators for two weeks. For this reason, we support ourselves in the measure, ”said Gerson Bermont, director of Promotion and Prevention of the Ministry of Health. The country closed this week with 64.6% of children with their first dose of the vaccine, but only 43.2% have complete schedules.

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“We must reinforce this vaccination to guarantee a bubble of protection and thus take care of them, not only them but their parents, grandparents and relatives in general,” said Minister Ruiz. So far, 331 municipalities in Colombia have already achieved coverage above 70% in complete vaccination schedules, and of this, 40% with booster doses.

San Andrés, Bogotá, Quindío, Barranquilla and Boyacá, for example, are departments and districts that can withdraw the use of face masks in closed spaces in all their territories. “Caldas and Tolima are very close,” says the Ministry. 577 municipalities are yet to reach the goal. From now on, the officials said, “the responsibility falls on parents and authorities, to continue insisting on the vaccination of children.”

During the last week, the progress of the National Vaccination Plan was moderate, said minSalud: 51,300 people began their vaccination schedule, 193,000 completed it, 167,000 went for their first booster, and 24,000 for their second booster dose. The behavior of covid-19 remained relatively stable: this week’s mortality rate was 5.5%, reflecting a downward curve in the number of deaths from all causes and national positivity showed a slight increase in PCR tests 4.6% and antigen, 3.2%.

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The capital cities that presented a slight increase in cases during the first two weeks of May were Florencia, Medellín, Montería, Santa Marta, Tunja and Villavicencio. “Surveillance in special populations must continue, reinforce the active search for cases and the use of biosecurity measures in areas of greater risk, to avoid transmissibility,” they insisted from the Epidemiology and Demography area.

Source: Elespectador

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