Bars and Restaurants in Brazil Lose Flow Due to Coronavirus

Tables are halved and employees are advised not to greet customers with handshakes.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Habitual customers who visit the Bar dos Arcos, one of the busiest in the city of São Paulo, in the basement of the Municipal Theater, will perceive a difference. The once tight corridors now have more room, as the seating has been halved. The capacity, formerly 120 seats, has been reduced to 60.

"We have a civic responsibility to the moment in which we are living," says the owner, Facundo Guerra. "We've reduced the number of clients and, this way, we've reduced the chance of a potential contagion."

He is referring, naturally, to . . .

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