Brazil’s shopping malls association opposes ‘vaccine passport’

President of the Brazilian Association of Shopping Centers (ABRASCE) Glauco Humai, was startled upon hearing on TV that shopping malls would, in theory, be required to follow a new protocol in the city of São Paulo.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Mayor Ricardo Nunes on Monday, August 23, announced that São Paulo will require a "Covid-19 vaccine passport" in order for people to attend conferences, trade shows, soccer games, and other types of events.

Bars, restaurants and shopping malls were initially on the list, but the city government rectified the measure at the end of the day. In any case, the association on Tuesday, August 24, expressed its opposition to the measure for its establishments.

"We were not invited for discussions at any time. I heard about it through the media and I got in . . .

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