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Covid-19: Jair Bolsonaro banned Brazilian schools from requiring students to be vaccinated

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian government issued a decree Thursday banning schools from requiring students to be vaccinated against Covid-19.

The decree, published in the Official Gazette, states that this requirement "can only be established by law." The classes will be entirely face-to-face, having been conducted on a distance or blended basis since March 2020.

"Requiring a proof of immunization as an indirect means of triggering mandatory vaccination could only be introduced by law," reads the decree published in the Official Gazette and signed by Education Minister Milton Ribeiro.

The text emphasizes that mandatory vaccination is . . .

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