As of this Monday, three more bus stations Belo Horizonte will have sanitary barriers, with the objective of checking the temperature of the passengers and referring those with symptoms of COVID-19, like high fever. The terminals that receive the teams are: Barreiro, Vilarinho e New sale.
As a result, all six stations that are part of the bus system integration trunk-feeder (which connect lines from the central region to collectives that run only within neighborhoods) will have sanitary barriers. The first terminal inspection point was installed at the São Gabriel Station, Northeast Region of the capital, on the 13th. Then, it was the turn of Pampulha, four days later. The Diamante, until then, it was the last of the list, whose barrier was created on the 20th.
Almost 30,000 people have already been approached at sanitary barriers at stations. According to the Belo Horizonte City Hall (PBH), there was 29,956 approaches, being that 105 of these resulted in referrals to health care facilities, since users had symptoms of coronavirus.
At São Gabriel, for example, 15,683 passengers already passed the inspection, 53 of which showed signs of COVID-19. In Pampulha, there were 8,771 evaluations and 38 referrals. At Diamante, 5,502 underwent temperature measurement and 14 showed abnormality.
In addition to the measurement, a questionnaire is also made by professionals linked to the Municipal Health Department, as well as it is done on the sanitary barriers installed in the main entrances of Belo Horizonte. From the 18th of May until the last Thursday, 508,531 vehicles addressed at the inspection points, being 1,055,408 people evaluated and 2,598 of them referred to health service.
What is the coronavirus
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause respiratory infections. The new coronavirus agent (COVID-19) was discovered in December 2019 in China. The disease can cause infections with symptoms initially similar to colds or mild flu, but with the risk of getting worse, which can result in death. Video: Why you should not spread everything you receive on Whatsapp
How is COVID-19 transmitted?
The transmission of coronaviruses usually occurs by air or by personal contact with contaminated secretions, such as droplets of saliva, sneezing, coughing, phlegm, close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands, contact with contaminated objects or surfaces, followed by contact with the mouth, nose or eyes.
How to prevent?
The recommendation is to avoid crowding, stay away from those who show symptoms of respiratory infection, wash your hands frequently, cough with your forearm in front of your mouth and often use soap and water to wash your hands or alcohol gel after contact with surfaces and people. At home, take extra care against COVID-19.
What are the symptoms of coronavirus?
Check out the main symptoms of people infected with COVID-19:
- Shortness of breath and difficulty breathing
- Gastric problems
In severe cases, victims have
- Severe acute respiratory syndrome
- Renal insufficiency
The types of symptoms for COVID-19 increase each week as researchers advance in identifying the virus’s behavior.
Myths and truths about the virus
On social media, the spread of COVID-19 also spread rumors about how the Sars-CoV-2 virus is transmitted. And other doubts were emerging: Gel alcohol is capable of killing the virus? Is coronavirus lethal at a worrying level? Can an infected person infect several others? Will the epidemic kill thousands of Brazilians, as SUS would not be able to serve everyone? We did a report with a infectious disease specialist and he explains all the myths and truths about coronaviruss.