BRASILIA: Prostitutes in the city of Belo Horizonte in southeast Brazil have gone on strike for a week, demanding to be included in the group of ...
Advertisement"We are part of the priority group because we deal with various types of people and our lives are at risk," said Lucimara Costa, one of the protesting prostitutes.The government has prioritised health workers, teachers, the elderly, indigenous people and people with underlying health conditions for the first vaccination round.
It hopes to vaccinate these priority groups, about 77 million people, in the first half of 2021, but experts say this may drag into September due to the shortage of doses."We are a priority group, we are health educators, peer educators. We form part of that group, since we give information about STIs for men, distribute condoms ..." said Vieira.
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