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Despite studies on uselessness, Brazilian health agency reintroduces mandatory masks at airports and on planes

Anvisa, the Brazilian health regulator, approved on Tuesday night (Nov. 22) the return of the mandatory use of masks inside airplanes and at airports in Brazil.

The measure goes into effect on Friday (Nov. 25). Since August, the use of masks was only a recommendation.

"The use of masks in higher risk environments, due to their characteristics of confinement, circulation, and agglomeration of people, represents an act of citizenship and protection to the community and aims to mitigate the risk of transmission and contagion of the disease," says Alex Campos, director of the agency.

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