Covid-19: Rio de Janeiro begins testing passengers from India

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA) and the Rio de Janeiro State Secretariat of Health began today, June 1, to monitor passengers who have traveled to across India at the capital’s airports.

The aim is to prevent the spread of the Indian variant of the new coronavirus in the state, after confirmation from a man who has traveled to this country and entered Rio infected with the new strain.

The surveillance will involve 24-hour surveillance and antigen testing to detect Covid-19 in passengers arriving at Tom Jobim / Galeão and Santos Dumont international airports who have traveled. . .

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Lachlan Williams is an Australian journalist with a background in economics and politics. He lives and travels a lot in northeastern Brazil, a region of the country traditionally neglected by the media.

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