Queiroga Announces End of Covid Health Emergency

Minister of Health says the government will publish a normative act with the measure


The Minister of Health, Marcelo Queiroga, said this Sunday (17), that the government will publish in the coming days a normative act putting an end to the health emergency caused by Covid-19.

In his speech, the minister highlighted federal investments in the pandemic and offered solidarity to the victims of the disease.

Since February he has been publicly addressing the issue. Behind the scenes, he is under pressure from President Jair Bolsonaro, who will run for reelection.

Marcelo Queiroga. Foto: Reprodução

In addition, Queiroga himself hoped to be recognized as the manager who ended the health crisis in Brazil.

The so-called Public Health Emergency of National Importance supports the emergency use of vaccines, purchases without bidding and other rules related to the pandemic.

In the Ministry of Health alone, 170 rules can be impacted with the end of the health emergency.

Among the most sensitive is the authorization of emergency use of vaccines and medicines.

The Covid pandemic officially caused the death of more than 660 thousand Brazilians.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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