In-store temperature testing ends

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The obligation to take body temperature (use of thermometer) when entering commercial premises, institutions, schools, and the like ended on Sunday, August 29.

The measure was introduced on 3 May 2020 to prevent the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

In addition, the health authorities eliminated the mandatory nature of Covid-19 tests to mobilize within the country.

The Ministry of Health said in a statement that "this measure is adopted due to the low incidence of cases in the country and the advanced nature of the vaccination process, which allows more flexibility."

"The objective is to achieve greater speed in the boarding of passengers at airports, seaports, in order to avoid crowds of people and possible sources of contagion," the entity reported.