A man waits after being immunized at a coronavirus vaccination center in the Uruguayan city of Rivera.  (Photo: Reuters / Diego Vara)

The Uruguayan government decided this Thursday to offer foreigners entering the country from next November 1 so much third doses for adults What first doses for children under 18 years against the coronavirus, as officially reported.

The measure was agreed during a meeting between the president Luis Lacalle Pou and the Minister of Tourism, Tabaré Viera, revealed the latter at a press conference. “This is good news for the safety of our fellow citizens, and one more service that will be offered to tourists ”, stressed the member of the Cabinet according to the Public Media portal and the newspaper The Observer.

The official further explained that they will not give first and second doses from immunization against Covid-19 to over 18 years because one of the requirements will be that the tourists who enter are already vaccinated.

The obligation to have one or two doses will depend on the serum that each one has received. Although for all cases, the accepted validity will be nine months.

A man waits after being immunized at a coronavirus vaccination center in the Uruguayan city of Rivera. (Photo: Reuters / Diego Vara)

In dialogue with the press, the minister added: “It would be offered to the visitor if they want a third dose or a person under 18 years of age in whose country of origin is not being vaccinated, to start the vaccination process.”

However, Viera clarified that the issue must be analyzed by Lacalle Pou with the Ministry of Public Health to define the details of its implementation.

Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou will define the details for the implementation of vaccination for tourists arriving in the neighboring country.  (Photo: EFE)
Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou will define the details for the implementation of vaccination for tourists arriving in the neighboring country. (Photo: EFE)

Out of a population of 3,543,025 inhabitants, Uruguay had vaccinated 2,748,988 of them as of Thursday (the 77,59% of the total) at least with the first dose; another 2,602,364 (73.45%) with the two doses already 1.104.992 with a reinforcement, according to the Vaccination Monitor on the website of the health portfolio.

In this way, they have already been applied in the neighboring country 6,456,344 doses, at a rate of 182.23 per 100 inhabitants.

Announcement about the use of the chinstrap in streets and open places

In addition to the announcement about tourists, the use of chinstrap in streets and other open spaces is no longer mandatory this Thursday in Uruguay, more than a year and a half after its imposition as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a government resolution.

“On public roads and open spaces, regardless of organized events, it will not be necessary use a facial mask ”, announced the Ministry of Public Health through a statement. The text added that “in very crowded places or with crowds of people, such as for example neighborhood fairs or outdoor shopping trips, yes its use is encouraged ”.

Leave a Reply