Brazil’s Supreme Federal Court has allowed the authorities to impose restrictions on citizens who refuse vaccination against coronavirus, with the introduction of the relevant law. This is reported by the publication Folha de S. Paulo.
The panel supported Judge Ricardo Lewandowski, who argued that compulsory vaccination could be carried out “indirectly,” the report said.
As an example, the judge cited the introduction of a ban on visiting certain places or on certain activities for those who refused vaccination.
The court stressed that any decision to compulsory vaccination of people would violate the country’s constitution, but gave the Brazilian authorities the opportunity to impose restrictions on citizens who refused vaccination, the newspaper notes.
Brazil ranks third in the world in the number of cases of infection with a new type of coronavirus. Over the entire time of the pandemic, more than 7 million cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the country, of which more than 184 thousand were fatal.